My main goal as a writer is to tap into the unused reserve of intellect that people have and get them to feel emotions that they're not used to or are not comfortable with. People have a tendency to have stronger reactions when taken out of their comfort zone. If a person can read my poems and say " That's exactly how I feel ", then I think my job as a writer is only partially done. If they read them and say " I don't know if I agree with that or understand it, so I might have to think about it for awhile ", then I have sparked an interest in whatever subject that may provoke an intellectual connection. Now that,to me, is a job well done.