I grew up in a tough neighborhood. (don’t stereotype me)
I was in a band. (for about 5 minutes)
I was in a few movies. (another 5 minutes)
I wrote my first “novel”at the age of 11. (an angst ridden piece about a girl who is kidnapped because she witnessed a crime)
I was actually kidnapped. (not at 11/that story is waiting for publication)
I always have wanted to own a Munster-like house.
I’ve gotten lost in every major city I’ve ever been (including abroad. Trust me when I say every country/every city has neighborhoods you don’t want to be lost in at dusk)
I keep a lot of random facts as well as insignificant details in my brain. (jokes don’t stick tho)
now the stalkers know – don’t be a stalker….
Dreams of Mr. Rabbit was based on something real – but isn’t all poetry? I’ve been in contact with the man who inspired that poem – he asked me to read it to him. He said hearing me read it, hearing my voice recite those words, helped him understand something that he’d never understood before.
Fairly Tale – which will be published next month – is similar in theme, but about a completely different experience and man.
For many of us, fairy tales are our first introduction to literature, our fist introduction to love; therefore, subverting these themes, bending them out of shape to fit the world we live in and the experiences we live through seems to come quite naturally.
Endings are good and bad. Most of the time, even the bad endings are for the best.
You break into a thousand angels
My poem, Fairly Tale, will be published in April Fools next month – No kidding!
photo by Nicholas Valentin