I’ve learned that no matter what form our artistic expression takes, friends are a vital part of our creative growth. They listen, encourage, and sometimes send us back to the drawing board. True friends are not afraid to suggest what we may need–even if it’s not always what we want to hear. They keep us honest. And that’s a gift we should treasure, honor, and reciprocate in kind.
I’m excited to have my poem, “The Transformation,” along with a mini-interview, appear in the January 15 issue of The Phoenix Soul. My close friends inspired the poem, so I’m grateful for their continued friendship.