I'm supposed to read some poetry at a gala next week. I had to send a digital copy of myself reading one of my poems, which I obviously obsessed over and screwed up a handful of times. When I finally got it right, I figured, why not put it up on my website as well?
I realize it's so easy to be quite difficult on ourselves with what we do. We nitpick, undo, reword, even rework, all in the name of getting it "right." It's good to lighten up every now and then, and just delight in the thing. So this is me intentionally delighting.
The poem is called True Love and, yes, that's me reading it. The full text can be found in my book of poetry called Speak Life. Enjoy.