Poetry provides the one permissible way
of saying one thing and meaning another.
Some of my poems are more accurately dated than others; if the date indicates a spread, e.g. 1/96-3/96 or 5-7/1996 (or similar), that's the dates in between which it was written, not how long it took me to write it. Some of the earlier stuff is not so good, but I include it here mainly for completeness' sake. It's sort of the poetic equivalent of letting you see my yearbook pictures.