I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
In the world of poetry there are would-be poets, workshop poets, promising poets, lovesick poets, university poets, and a few real poets.
Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
Poetry for me is as much a spiritual practice as sexual ecstasy is.
Work in the theater sharpened my verse and my cinema.
Rarest of the real poets are born poets. They are the oddballs, not the professors.