Every word that has spilled from my tongue is my therapy. I find writing cathartic and sometimes, though infrequently, more than unintelligible garbage comes out. Really though, I mostly feel that I have no idea what I am doing and just appreciate te avenue to express myself.
I've been writing academically for a few years and it's hard to break out of habit and return to a creative style. I love the beautiful versatility and adaptability of poetry, in that it is a medium with the capacity to be with or without rules... it can be crafted technically and with precision - metre, rhyme and form, or it can be crafted the way the author chooses - thoughts that tumble onto the page and tell a story in context that is perfect for them.