The Science of Writing Lab: Where We Create Stories of New Worlds.

I first wrote this poem in 2010 when I was 61 years old, still drinking and getting high. In fact, I think I was drunk and high when I wrote it. It was at one of the lowest valleys in my life, and I was looking for something, anything that would pull me out. I dreamed of returning to creative writing as the lifeboat that would return me to a safe port…