The Weight of the World

Split and crushed over dreams and fancies. Toadstools I should not eat devoured in My prime along with other things Changed me, made me wiser, more human and weak. Vulnerable and weak, I almost died. I say to the world now: You’re on your own; world laughs, thanking me for what was always true. Sets me free to do what I think is right. I drop the weight of the world and carry on. More

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About Patrick J. Leach

Patrick J. Leach lives in Portland, Oregon. An artist and a writer, Leach has written professionally for companies and universities. He is co-author with Frances Price Cook of a biography, The life and Art of C.S. Price.

In 1995 he abandoned the corporate life, focusing on painting and poetry while earning money caring for neighborhood yards and homes.

Leach has published over 16 books of poetry and art, available in print and eBook formats. Watch for more of his books combining his unique blend of poetry and art.

Leach studied creative writing (poetry) at Cornell University (B.S. General Studies, 1972), and holds two Masters degrees from Washington State University (Sociology, Education). "I've always considered myself a writer. I've taken many paths, tried a variety of occupations, always returning to writing and art."

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