My interest in literature and poetry began in high school. A passionate English teacher inspired me to explore the depth and meaning of great literature, poetry, and the devices that contribute to their mastery. Now, 20 years later, I have returned to creative writing and poetry and began sharing my work publicly as a passion project. My poetry style is often provocative or evocative. My goal is to publish poetry that is either emotionally relatable or promotes self-reflection. I appreciate any feedback that will help me grow as a poet.