On Examining Character Development
In fiction there are guidelines.
In reality I turn myself
inside out looking for clues.
And I must. The legends
of my lifetime occur as mysteries.
And yet I know my media:
Jo in Little Women
Katharine Hepburn in all her movies
Robin Williams, John Lennon,
Gough Whitlam for good measure.
You would find me cooking
without recourse to recipes.
There’s no conflict in foods
worth writing home about. It’s good
there are guidelines in fiction.