I think there are five major influences,
For me, the strongest of these is poetry.
It sticks with you like a book
and makes you want to change like a movie
it brings you back to certain places like music
it makes you think twice
or three times
the way someone's words can.
I never really got to know the beauty of this form of art
until my sister came to me and asked if she could
share something a little different
and our parents took us to jams
and it was like meeting someone golden
for the first time
and knowing that there's nothing more powerful