... with my apologies. This is what I have been doing...
... and when I haven't been doing that, I've been studying. I've got my final assignment to hand in later this week, and in a few more weeks, the end of course portfolio. 100 lines of original poetry and a commentary doesn't SOUND a lot, does it, but believe me when I say each poem will take many hours of editing, pondering, agonizing, editing again and so on before they are fit for the examiner to see, and that's only the ones that made it past the rough draft stage.
And then bliss! Three and a half months of glorious holiday before I start again. Next course is a Level 3 and involves even longer assignments and not exactly a dissertation but an even bigger and more involved portfolio of work. Erm... help?
I'm not allowed to 'publish'- even on here- anything I'm using in the course, naturally. But this one didn't get past the initial phases. So I am not using it, and that means I can do what I like! It's cat related, so here it is. (With all the provisos about copyright and intellectual property and so on (I use the word 'intellectual' somewhat advisedly, but basically, ask if you want to send it to your granny or something... don't copy it without my permission!)
and with the turn of a lock
a tail disappears.
As if you must hide
your joy, you turn around and
scrape claws on the couch.
Oh bottom- presenter,
slant eyed, my purring, whiskered
fiend, I missed you too.