The Origin Story: This is from a period in my life where I was dealing with a messy divorce (at far too young of an age) and no direction in career-wise. I turned to poetry when I was not out carousing with my friends. This particular poem is one of my favorites. After the first stanza, I used each line to begin the proceeding stanzas. I thought it was rather clever at the time.
The secret about my poems is that they do not take me very long to write. Most of the ones posted on this site are first drafts that took a few minutes to write.