never stay long though
they are brought by despair
packaged with plans broken and unfulfilled
frustration visits now and then
when new plans replace old
another hope lingers
another motivation overtakes
I started late to become a writer, after I graduated from the University of Auckland at the age of 57. It all began when one of my articles was first published in Muse, a magazine in Hong Kong. I just finished my first novel Tree which is about Chinese immigrants here in New Zealand. Being bipolar it hasn't been easy but I'm proud to have broken the vicious cycle and begin to enjoy life. I'm glad to have survived to this age and be able to live a most fulfilling life.