Who ARE You?

The other day, I was college tour-road tripping with my kids and “Long Walk” by Jill Scott came on.  At the end of the song, my daughter announced that when she was little, she thought I sang that song when it used to come on in the car.  Her statement was interesting for two reasons: for one I can’t sing, but the other seemed to blow their minds.  I told them that I wrote a song very similar to it a year before “Long Walk” came out.  They were shocked that I wrote songs.  I reminded them that I wrote poetry.  My son yells out, “You write poetry?!?!”  I then reminded them that I wrote a book of poetry.  “You wrote a book of poetry?!?!”  At that moment, I realized that my kids don’t know a lot about me.  Continue reading Who ARE You?