I Thought to Try Something Different (preface to "A River")
I must admit that I usually do a few, short and simple poems a day. There is nothing wrong with this, and I normally do, and will most likely continue, to write in this manner. But when I woke up today, seeing as it was my off day, I thought I might try something outside of my comfort zone. And so I wrote the longest poem that I have ever written (not so long by most standards, but long for me). I do not think it is perfect, but I also do not think that is the point. It felt good writing it, and hopefully it will hold a fraction of the same joy for the reader, once read.