I took writing poetry seriously in the summer of 1992 and by early fall one of my poems, “I Be a Bad Dude” was published by Catalyst Literary magazine.
The writing and the preparation prior to receiving the acceptance letter marked the beginning of my journey as a poet.
During that summer of ’92, I wrote and wrote and wrote poetry. One of those summer nights I walked into my little apartment in the throes of rage. I’d just finished confronting a young man who was disrespecting his parents by cussing in their presence and threatening violence towards them. I intervened and we went to blows. No one lost. No one won but after we both rose up from the floor, he walked away just like a bully does when confronted.
(to be continued next post..,)
“My Journey as a Poet” is the series I plan to blog about during this Summer’s posting season,