My poems have helped me see things for years now. Looking back on my poems, written and now collected, I discover I see things anew—not only the remembered incidents (when that happens) but also the vision created in my mind by the poem itself. These poems, collected from the parts of the life I ran past again recently, are things that offer glimpses of what is seen and what that seeing seems to mean. I find that poems best serve me in becoming the creators of insights and perspective. The poems in this book have been giving that gift to me again.