Inspired by the publication of St Mallory's Forever, and also sending out queries for my novel Watching.
My baby is out in the real world now
to be perused and criticised by strangers.
They will take one look before deciding
whether to give him another chance.
A second date? A long-term relationship?
Will you give him that opportunity?
For a long time he has been mine alone,
occasionally shared with friends.
It is almost hard to let him go
even though I knew I bred him for this.
Be kind. He is new to the world.