I don’t know where the initial idea came from, but I did one of these called ‘Interview with Myself‘ on June 22, 2011 (when this blog was still in its infancy) and as the topic of today’s optional prompt for Day 14 of NaPoWriMo 2015 was to write a dialogue I thought I’d revisit the idea. A dialogue between me, myself and I, I suppose – and tomorrow is the halfway mark!
Q: Who are you now, a few years on?
A: Pretty much the same, I guess – a bit longer gone…
Q: What do you mean ‘longer gone’, in what respect?
A: Older, grayer, heavier – all that.
Q: But that still doesn’t answer who you are?
A: I don’t know, I still haven’t got that far!
Q: Never mind about your age, I know I won’t get an answer,
but what about the rest…
It’s been four years, what has changed?
A: I’ve got parents and a dog, and there’s still just me.
But there are changes, indeed,
I’m proud to say there are!
The last few years have been rough
but I’ve come through it, you see…
Q: Aha! Finally! I’m intrigued! In what way?
A: Well, I don’t suppose – from day-to-day
you could tell the difference, but I do know more
about my inner workings than before.
I’ve roughly the same hobbies, though I do not write
as much as I once did… It’s a constant fight
with the manic muse
and her hypomanic friends…
Big pharma tends to win those battles
for me in the end.
Q: You’re really not that fun to interview, are you?
A: I never asked you here, so go, just shoo!
Q: Well – finally – again, what about love?
A: I’m afraid that is unchanged.
I tried it but I don’t think
it is worth it in the end.
Maybe one day I’ll take the leap and
go out on a limb.
But love can drag you under – not matter how well you swim.