Fighting The Odds by Ian Copestick

When you’re trying
To be a writer, and
Things aren’t going
Your way, it can
Sometimes feel that
Nobody else has been
Through the same
Kind of Hell that you
Are traversing. Last
Night I read for the
First time Saroyan
And his “Daring
Young Man…”
It helps to know
That there have
Been more. Hamsun
With his ” Hunger”,
Fante having to
” Ask The Dust.”
It helps to know
That others have
Been afflicted with
The same insanity
I suffer from. Other
Brave souls, fighting
The odds.

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