So, I decided that perhaps it might be a good idea if people other than myself could read my poetry. This is a novel idea for me - I'm pathologically protective of it.
There's a range of stuff - from life-affirming to death and despair; from working in an iron ore mine in the far north-west of Western Australia to a soldier's experience with PTSD (not me - I've got other issues).
There's stuff about losing my lover to AIDS and my own battles with OCD, Bipolar Disorder and alcohol abuse.
Reading back what I've just written it seems to say to the prospective reader "Jesus - run away, now,
- and run fast
If you want a place to start, the poem I'm proudest of is The Veteran http://poetwhosometimesdrinks.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/the-veteran/
The blog I need help with is poetwhosometimesdrinks.wordpress.com.