As poets we can use words like a mask, a costume, metaphors to blur the contrasts and abstract images to encode life as it happens to us.

I’m going marriage-wise through a rough time at the moment and asked myself how open I want to write about it, how many details I want to share in that public blog setting or why I should share anything at all?

Cause if you talk about things openly you always make yourself vulnerable as well.

I’m usually not a person who carries her heart on her sleeves and I think twice before I share something personal with another person.

Yet I’ve decided to be quite open in my poetry cause I want my poems to be snapshots of my days with all their colorful spots but also its rough edges – and I want them to be real and personal and maybe in that encourage others that go through difficult times as well.

How about you?
Care to share with us?