It doesn’t take muchto bring a writer down:
no response to a follow-up,
few markets to pitch a nicely-written piece.
At times, the world of writing seems grim.
a writer emails you
And yet, through it all
just an image of candles
burning so brilliantly you can almost
feel the warmth of the glow—
a heartfelt Diwali greeting,
or, another writer sends a comment:
she likes your latest post(the one you spent hours
getting the words down
No doubt, there are days when the writing world is grim
yet sometimes, sometimes, a glimmer of goodness
shines down, spreads its warmth
when you least expect it,
when you need it the most.