Poetry is a fickle thing to be in a relationship with. It is a domineering lover who does not know the meaning of "later", but needs it done, "Now! Now! Now!" As such, I have had to pull the car over on the side of an interstate, hit the 4-ways, and hope for the best. All because I needed to scratch out some thoughts on love, because maybe I'm on to something. Or I sit in my office, which is an un-insulated closet filled with disheveled thoughts and ******* that pre-dates my existence. It is because of this chill in the air that most of my writing is done at the bar. And with it, the worry that those drinks seep into my work more than they should. But still lady poetry stays, if only to heckle that all my favorite writers were published posthumously. I scoff at this and acknowledge that not a one amongst us as a species has died without regrets. And in this, I too shall be no different.