Effective immediately, I will be taking a sabbatical from this site.
There is no lone reason for this decision, but several. I won’t pin it on the waning viewership which, despite the drastic downturn in recent months, informs me I continue to write for myself and none other. Neither will I blame it on other factors. A year ago, I sought to end it at the height of its popularity, and perhaps returning to WordPress was my mistake, as the project has never fully recovered from that decision.
There are personal reasons too. I feel a bitterness has crept over me from time to time, but I was always able to keep it in check through writing. The sad truth is, writing is no longer sufficient enough to stem the tide of darkness and cynicism.
It has been amazing sharing my poetry with you these last three and a half years, and I owe my readers more than this short letter can repay. Unlike my original departure, I have no plans to post elsewhere or creating any work to be made public for the foreseeable future. In lieu of that, I will finish linking the appendices over the next week, and from there this site will remain intact to thrive or disappear, or whatever time decides to do with it.
With all my heart, I hope for the former, but even if sits collecting dust, I will always know there remains a piece of me here.
Thank you for all your support, and Godspeed.