My poems “You Don’t Want More Kids, You Claim,” and “The Eve of Destruction” have been published in Dark Lady Poetry online. I wrote the Eve poem as part of a longer poem many years ago in an undergrad creative writing class and have continued shaping it and polishing it all this time. Eventually, I decided to take out the other sections and let Eve’s voice come through all by herself, without the chatter of other (male) voices, like God’s, for example. Ha. Finally, five or six years later, this poem was accepted for publication. Moral of the story? Revision works, and sometimes it takes years to get a poem right. Lesson learned. Of course, the other poem published here, I wrote one morning after a weird dream and have done little to reshape it since. You just never know.