Writing, whether prose or poetry, requires a certain amount of inner confidence and self assurance. I have always found it important to write honestly and candidly. In order to do that I need to know something about myself. Some might say a good person/talk show to watch is Steve Wilkos. He certainly claims to know who he is: former Marine, former cop in Chicago, father, husband. It reads like an intro to a Twitter page. But I am talking about going deeper. I am talking about knowing how your mind works, how your memories come upon you in the middle of the night. That is the stuff of good writing.
As you can see, my photo is not remarkable in any way. But the things I have been through are. I just need to figure out how to encourage my readers to find it in me and in themselves too.