As a child I discovered Edgar Allan Poe. His dark depressed poems and short stories reeled me into trying my hand at poetry and “teenage mystery” short stories, too (I’m a chicken for scary movies and stories so they were mystery adventure really). I AM a published poet, but, I’m embarrassed to admit, it’s been so long that I can’t site the publication. It was from a poetry contest that I did, but I never got around to buying it and eventually lost the paperwork that went with it. I was young…..oops. I might not be able to play the guitar for now. I did manage to record a bunch before my songs turned back to poems. Maybe I’ll figure out how to share them here on my blog while I learn how to play one-handed keyboard….my obvious only option since losing the use of my dominant hand!