ah Dave, you're so kind. I'm very hard on myself. After I wrote something I can't stand going back to read it again. But I know what you're saying. In the very least it gives me an outlet instead of ranting off in public.
Don't knock your own poetry, my love! If I didn't think it was good, I wouldn't have said anything. It is YOU, and that's all that matters. Your work can give great insights in to thought processes. Keep doing it, and remember, you will always be your own worst critic!
All the best
so there lies the secret of the dragon. I'll tell everyone!!!
Don't tell everyone, because they'll all be doing it, but my avatar isn't monochrome at all - it's actually a pewter cuff-link in the neck of a cheapo bottle of wine, and the glass is green!! Sssshhhh!!