“Creativity is sacred to me, so I don’t believe in demonizing any path that someone uses to get there. Being an artist is a bit of a liability. It is not always easy on the body, mind, or even your life span. But I don’t believe that it has to be that way. I am interested in, as much as is possible, a light that burns bright and is sustained.”
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This poem was inspired by the short-lived and ephemeral flower that can be found draped over much of the southeast each Spring.
This piece of flash fiction can be accessed at the following link.
This poem can be found on the Poetry Society of South Carolina’s web site.
Two of my poems are appearing in The Poet’s Word by Steady Moon Press! This collection is available in the print edition on Amazon.com.
In 2008, I was excited to be one of two students in South Carolina to receive a NCTE English Award.