This is dedicated to the ones I love.

My friends, Miranda & Katie... for fitting time in their busy schedules to read my words and give me wonderful feedback. Thank you for sharing a love of words and all the pages and pages of poems we wrote years ago.

My sister, Samantha... for reading my poems and reminding me not to take myself too seriously.

My mom, Janie... for passing on some creative genes.

I would also like to thank Professor Inglett and my entire poetry class for the inspiration and encouraging words throughout this semester. I've enjoyed reading all of your poems and I wish you the best.