By Niama Williams
Writing keeps me sane and breathing calmly. Without poetry I would stumble at understanding and comprehending my world. The difficult things don’t make sense if I cannot think about them and then sit down and write what God says about them and sends over the transom. For me, poetry and prose are about listening; picking up the pen, or sending out a message, “I want to write about x" and waiting for God to send the words. When He does, whatever I am struggling with begins to make sense and ceases to terrify or humiliate. That is something for which I thank the heavens daily, and the angels routinely.
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