Poem 2, June 2


   Advice of a poet


Go into memory cultivate relationships so you can fill

Each poem with what you know of love, of family &

Of community.

Read other writers who have blazed pathways inward.

Get to know your Kentucky heritage and traditions.

Edit where you are from.


Edit where you want to put down roots.

Love your moments.

Live life.

Answer the voice you trust most to write your words.


Let your words flow like a country stream.

Yesterday is something to celebrate.

Own your space.

Never give out, give up, or let your voice go silent.