Veintitrés: From the Very Beginning...
You know what s funny about this little book of poetry and the one that will soon follow it is that I only got accepted into one MFA/MA English Creative Writing program at a small school in Tennessee when applying to creative writing programs. In fact, one professor told me I was not graduate school material, despite my 4.0 GPA at Auburn. I do not say these things to brag but simply to show that I can and I will do whatever my heart desires. And so can you! Break rules. Kiss on the first date. Take a day off from everything just for you. DO NOT listen to what others tell you to do. In my case, I always do what they tell me not to do, and look where it has gotten me. I am on top of the world because Jesus Christ died for me. If you live before an audience of one, I would say your life and your dreams will be pretty sweet. God is the one true audience that really matters. Everything and everyone else disappears into the background like dust on a desert road.
This book is a small collection of twenty-three poems and twenty-three black and white photographs. The poems have sporadically been worked on and off for several years as are all of my poems. This book simply serves as an introduction to some of my writing. It is the first and could quite be one of the best since it is the first.