Hello world. This is my “safe” space.
I enjoy writing poetry. It is cathartic for me to write. Sometimes I write prose. Haikus are some or my favorites as they are short and sweet, but can contain a lot of thoughts or emotions within them.
I grew up mostly in Southern California, many cities and counties, and even lived in New Jersey for about 3 years (6,7, and 8th grades). I call Pasadena, CA my home, as I was born there and graduated high school there. Currently, I live in Long Beach, CA.
Why Gen X reference? So the reader has an idea of where I’m coming from in my views, and a clue as to how old I am.
Why do I write? It’s just an internal drive to understand my world through words. Writing brings order to my thoughts, I suppose. You may find a constant theme of “memories” scattered throughout my poems. But I don’t always follow a pattern. I enjoy the freedom of creative thinking.
Why do you read? Hopefully, to expand your understanding of the world around you.