A Writer’s love song to his favorite muse

My mind’s a blank.

I can’t think of anything to write about. I feel lost, adrift, less than human.

That is what happens when you make writing your life’s love. You want to write all of the time and never be too far away from what writing can do for you. Can do to you!


It brings love to me. I go to my muse within and spend luscious time with her, awaiting whatever she wants to bring to the surface. I can’t wait to see what we produce together when reading her wisdom or corny jokes up on the screen.

But what happens when I can longer find her? What happens when I miss her so much that I don’t know what I’ll do with myself if she ever leaves me?

I don’t think I’d want to continue to live. No, I’m not suicidal or that kind of crazy. It’s just that I don’t want to be separated from her for too long. It is painful. I want to be with her and in her arms for like forever. She brings so much warmth and understanding to me. She gives me reasons to live, to be alive, and to help others feel the same way sometimes.


Wait a minute. While I was pining away, my muse snuck in the back door. She never really left me and it feels so divine to write with her on this my favorite Valentine’s Day. I feel one again. I feel whole!


10 comments on “A Writer’s love song to his favorite muse

  1. Nicole says:

    She always sneaks in and taps us on the shoulder once we’re already working, doesn’t she? 😉

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  2. Jahnavi Desai says:

    I love your writing style


  3. Appreciate your words, for so many of them resonate within me, too. I find myself wanting to explain it but it’s a futile effort. Great to see you today.


  4. Rebecca Goff says:

    Good to hear a writers challenge….I as well, feel void if I don’t write, even if it’s a heartfelt email, message, or political ramblings….makes us find sanity, releases the mind of responsibility of carrying the load alone…pick up a pen, take a load off your mind…get rid of the poison, even if we tear it up, it’s gone..
    Happy Valentines Day dear Michael! 💖🙏rebecca


    • contoveros says:

      Ain’t it great to right? It is the best form of expression I can think of in my life. It is the only one that I know of where I can edit it after saying what I had just said. I wish I could do that with my spoken word sometimes.

      Good to see you Rebecca!

      Michael J


  5. When we cling too strongly, our attachment can repel that which is most desired. Being in equanimity, free from attachment and aversion, is the practice. Your muse appears to be very loyal. Right on. Write on!


    • contoveros says:

      Write on is Right on!

      Can one be too attached to love? Can you want to love so much that it hurt when you can’t find love or feel it like you wanted to when writing?

      Miss you my writing buddy!

      Liked by 1 person

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