Jack Kerouac once wrote that he considered the following the "essentials of prose":
- Accept loss forever - Be submissive to everything, open, listening - No fear or shame in the dignity of your experience, language and knowledge - Be in love with your life
I use the third essential as justification for not picking my writing apart and finding all the things that are wrong with it. I try to focus on the fact that expressing myself is the most important thing. So, with that warning, I am putting some of the poems I have written over the years on this site.