The secret is to let the words simmer in a broth of irony and truth, the butterfly said to me. Add a dash of laughter and a single teardrop. Sprinkle two parts empathy, one-part fantasy and three tablespoons of humor. Make sure this is well mixed before continuing. This will offset the cup of tragedy and the full fat can of anger you’ll add near the end. Garnish with a leaf of love and a dollop of creamed life experience. Add passion and joy to taste. That, my dear chef, the butterfly said, is the secret to a poem that moves people.
Postcard Stories Podcast – An Author Reading.