i was born and raised in a small town in illinois. i graduated highschool and lost my first love. i went on a 4 year drinking binge and met my girl, in between this time i wrote many of my feelings of myself, the world, love, sex, and my life down on paper. after deciding to quit dinking my poems have not been as creative. but my many books of poems mark the most turbulent times of my life so far. i am not a college grad, a rich boy, or claim to have knowledge of anything. i just claim to know how i feel. and choose to share with who will listen. if you read it. you will judge it, and i will not care what you think of them. they are what is in my heart, and mind... that is all i offer, nothing more.