'I realise with quite a fright this page is now my portal for as you read the words I write I become immortal' Mettle & Flesh is a collection of poetry encompassing observations on life, and how we see ourselves within it. Born from personal experience, the poems span across topics ranging from love, loss, ageing, trust, bad dates, and the inner thoughts we usually keep to ourselves. The poems range from contemplation to rage, from disappointment, to questioning the status quo. Within them, you will find a personal connection as you hear your own inner voice echoed on the page. Mettle & Flesh is a representation of the inner strength we build through experience, and the pain and joy that our flesh can bring.