I’m gearing up for my agent to take my first book out on submission. The title comes from this poem, written by Slam-o, Alan’s poetic alter ego. Before Alan and I became life partners, we were long distance muses. He sent me every screenplay he wrote, poems he penned during his MFA program, and photos of poetic aphorisms like the one above. I sent drafts of my first book, songs, articles, poems—whatever I was working on at the moment. Although the name of my book may change, the root of its inspiration won’t. Check out @iamslamo’s feed to see more poems like this.