We are all unique in what we experience or at least in what we focus on and in turn how we might express it. It’s not easy putting words together that capture that experience and it seems to be more of a matter of pointing to rather than capturing that experience. Poetry can be a most effective way to do that. For me intimate expression in writing is a challenge somewhat similar to the creation of a painting. Words are symbols and I am drawn to those words that others write that reveal a truth to me as a painting does in its own way. In my own attempts I am most interested in the arrangement and formation of words to express my own truth rather than relying on others words to reflect that truth although I realize the limitation of words. They are always fixed in time and limited in their abstraction. Most of all no combination or amount of words can mean something to those who have not had a similar direct experience.