A day or two ago, the WordPress prompt was “avid,” so I thought about what I am passionate about and what letting depression and anxiety back into my life does to that life. It may be hard to work on those and other issues, but I have to believe that it’s worth it and that hope is always alive.

The poem alluded to is “Let Love Go On” by Carl Sandburg, who is one of my favorite poets.

I am an avid

Poet and writer,

Singer and musician,

I am avid

And passionate as

Long as I am

Really living —

Really living — 

So as Carl Sandburg said

Let love (and living)

Go on; though time

Runs by with an axe

And a hammer

I run back with seeds,

To return to

A life of avidity,

Coming out of

A land of aridity.



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