I believe the meaning of life is connection. Words, emotions, thoughts—we have many ways to share ourselves with others, but there are some things prose cannot convey. There are stories that aren’t linear and experiences that defy the logic of language, and these things find a home in my poetry. They migrate down the flyway—from mind to fingertips—circling in a V formation. Then they come to rest on the page so that I may harness their power without taking away their strength. Not all of them will make it. Some die along the way, and some of them stray from the flock. But this is where I share the ones who survive the journey.