Poetry Day…….This Short Life

 This Short LifeI'll hold your faceand teach you how to kiss again.Not those drive-by pecksthat you give your grandmother.No apple-bobavoidance of something deepand wet.I'm talking two hands wound through hairget to workclose your eyeslet your mouth go softso it can have more surfaceto feel what's going onTasting deeply of thesweet wet cave-a really mean itkind oflast chanceshow …

What Does It Take to be a Writer?

The other day, I stumbled onto an old post on a writing website. The author had asked readers what they thought it took to be a successful writer. Good soldiers said it took discipline. Several said it required patience. One guy even said it took, "patients." Perhaps he was a medical writer. A few pointed …