On a personal note I would like to thank a few people for both inspiring me and putting up with me as I drag them through all the mud during the reading of rough drafts. I realize there are far too many people who contribute to my being inspired to list, some of which I've never actually met. Still though out of all of these people I would like to thank a special friend of mine I know as Tiggs most of all. Of all the time I've been writing I have never been as inspired as I am by you. Mostly all of these poems you can claim as your own since without you, even more so than without me, they would not exist. In as many words, I thank you for being yourself.