Full disclosure: when I switch to focusing on poetry on this blog, I didn’t have a strategic plan. I just went with my gut and let the words pour out of me. The result? A jumbled mess of thoughts.
But that’s the cool thing about poetry. You can take seemingly disparate ideas and find a way to make them dance together on the page. You can take a single word and imbue it with so much meaning that it practically bursts off the page.
When I look back at some of my earlier poetry, there are definitely moments of doubt and despair, but there are also moments of pure joy and clarity. It’s a wild ride.
And get this: the five poems I’m sharing with you now are all linked in ways I never could have predicted. They’ve become a part of me, and I hope they become a part of you too. Read on and enjoy.