I have a new category of poems I’m going to start writing called “licking my wounds.” It turns out that I have a lot of pain that comes from a number of wounds that I’ve picked up over the years. At 33 years old now they have built up too much and I have trouble loving and trusting people. This has to change. I want and need to love and trust people. It is central to my happiness and that of most people. So, I wrote a list of wounds I picked up over the years and I am going to try to write a poem about each of them. Some are more significant than others but I hope this process will help me forgive and move on. To heal. I need to heal. So stay tuned I’m going to start…well…now!