Poetry is my passion, my labor of love. Why do I write poetry? Poetry allows me to express myself in a way liberating my mind from the vagaries of daily life. Poetry connects me to my inner self. Writing poetry allows me to soar high, free from the earthly bounds while still connected to the realities of life. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I share. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.