Mattie: I see you have a cat. We have two, one a 6 yr old tabby named "Danoyet" and a 51/2 yr. old black fella named Jake. Danoyet weighs 9 lbs. if she is lucky and Jake is a muscular 20lbs.
She is as curious as they come. He is much less curious. Until we moved 6 weeks ago into our new home, she dominated. Now that we've come to a new location, their relationship is much more democratic.
Now that we are empty nesters they are a source of home and add to our joy of life.
If you are serious about poetry, having an editor will be a great motivator. Perhaps you could ask an English teacher to begin with. Then maybe things will go on from there. It's a start.
By the way, tomorrow is weigh in day for me...
Weight goals and progress.