We all have a little black book with our poems in it. Some of us just choose not to put them in words. Here's mine.
My goal is to evoke. I'm not trying to dazzle or impress with a clever turn of phrase. Stories, my stories anyway, require a bit of distance between me and the words. I try to get out of the way of the story.
Not so with my poems. These words are from me to you. A story is a bunch of telling, in the end. My poems are a conversation. Each one demands a response.