In what could be either an act of bravery or extraordinary rashness, today I submitted a poem for critiquing to the writers’ group I subscribe to. For the longest time now, I have been a lurker in the group, just browsing through the messages and being in turns, silently amused, sometimes annoyed, mostly apathetic. Which is not at all productive, since isn’t the very purpose of joining a group to foster a sense of community, to contribute to the discourse? Well today I finally had the courage to put my writing out there, to be dissected line by line, word by word.
We’ll see what the other writers think about the poem. Will they be kind? I did ask them to “let it rip.” Ah well, I’m a big girl, I can take it.