Here in this dust
I find the author voices
I want to one day become

I want to become
one of these pasted
on photos

Change my name
from the deep well
of Valley

Become a higher
peak of creativity

I want to go through each
part of what
my life has brought

Then weave it with
golden loom of fiction,
taking that first love
and giving him fur,
taking that humble home
and casting it with
castle walls and magic
creatures who know my
real name

These are the thoughts
I have as I rifle through
stacks of books
leftover from many attic
cleanings and cast
aside on their own.


Charleston, WV