"Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations." Lawrence Ferlinghetti
"Good writing is always about things that are important to you, things that are scary to you, things that eat you up. But the writing is a way of not allowing these things to destroy you." John Edgar Wideman
I collect words, literally. Little pieces clipped from handbills, theater programs, birthday cards. I never have a plan for them, I just like keeping the words that inspire me. This year on Christmas day some of my words came together to form my intention for 2022.