I was very skeptical of this poem at first, but once I started writing I realized that there are some many things I remember that I wanted to say. This form of poem is amazing. It’s like being able to confess a number of things that I wouldn’t normally be able to say. I started the poem with a forced memory and worked from there. Then they memories began to flow. I tried to keep them in some sort of pattern, but the more I went on the less I cared about pattern. I became comfortable just going from memory to memory. Although the poem isn’t finished yet I’m extremely happy with it. I really feel comfortable and honest with it. I don’t feel a need to incorporate any special language. I feel that by being down to Earth with my language I’m getting a more real and pure representation of the memories that are important to me. I’ve really fallen in love with this form of poetry. At first I thought that it would be difficult to get the memories out, but they really do just flow. Reading Brainard’s book for me was, at first, confusing. I didn’t really understand why any of it mattered, but as I wrote my own I realized the significance of all the memories and why he would incorporate them.