I had a conversation Monday night with Melysa Martinez, who happens to run Kill Your Darlings ATL about love and she mentioned that it was curious I was one of the few people she knew who actively wrote love poems after showing her my three poems over at Connotation Press and interview with Nicelle Davis where I talk a little about love and how I developed my style in poetry.
At my very core, I’m a romantic. A great love song, love poem or an amazing break up song, poem will knock me on my ass every single time. I like hearing how couples meet. I completely get Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I distrust cheap, predictable romance in all forms.
My love poems reflect where I’ve been, where I am now, and where I’m going. I look into the vault and I read the venom of an emotard. I look now and they are more mature. I think sometimes I’m learning and sometimes I don’t feel like I have learned anything, but I think that’s part of love, the trial and error.
I’m cautiously optimistic right now. Right now, I can’t tell you why but one day, I will and it will all make sense after I go over the orbital patterns, the mistakes, the names, everything. I’ll show my work this time.