Patricia A Martin
As a child, I was reading at 4, on a third grade level. My first poem was written when I was, I believe, 4 or 5. It felt comfortable, like my worn out teddy, a place I could go where nothing would follow me. I wrote all through school, and into college, where I wasted a colossal amount of time and learned nothing other than I was certainly not destined for academie.
So life went on as lives do, and I wrote for myself, to entertain myself. I wrote as a form of therapy. It kept me relatively sane. Note that relatively is the operative word, an more...