I’m not a poet. I don’t know the rules, I haven’t studied the form, nor have I read a wide range of poetry (not from the “greats” at least). So, before you read on, know this: I do it because it’s fun. I get a verse in my head and I run with it. I don’t submit to competitions, I don’t try to publish in anthologies, and I’ve certainly never considered writing a book of poetry myself. This is something I do between drafts of novels and short stories, and it do it purely for my enjoyment. Here, I hope to share some of my favorites with you. I hope you like them.