My poem, SEVENTEEN has been published today – fresh for your eyes and ears, hurray!!
I originally wrote this poem at the age of seventeen. I’ve carried it with me for so long as I am now 30 and with each new year the poem underwent significant changes, morphing into what it is today.
The process of revising, editing and polishing the poem was in many ways intense. Every so often I added to it, deconstructed it, removed elements from it, spliced other writings to it, renamed it, massaged it, locked it away for long periods of time, carried it with me on outings, hated it, and loved it…
And after all those changes it has now reached it’s final form and has been published. Seventeen has made its new home in Burningword Literary Journal. Burningword is a quarterly publication focussing on emerging writers of poetry and short fiction, I am proud to have my piece featured in it.
Seventeen is dedicated to my very great longtime friend, T. Rodriguez – I love you and I hope that you know that always.
Please feel free to check it out and share the piece with others. It is viewable via three different formats – for free online (link below) as well as in digital format for iPad and for $15 in print form (both digital and print are accessible via the Burningword website.) Which ever way you experience it, I hope you like it!