Poetry performed by Geoff Mays
Get to know the poet:
What is the theme of your poem?
The theme of this poem is the past and the many ways it can creep back up on us, mainly when we least expect it. It portrays the past as many things (a lost friend, an old lover), but each make it difficult for the speaker of the poem to move on and let go, and they continue to struggle until the speaker finally realizes the the past is something that cannot be changed, and while it will always be there, no matter how smothering it may be.
What motivated you to write this poem?
The motivation for writing this stems from the need to go back to old, toxic habits and expecting them to have changed. To keep trapping yourself in a time or place or person that is not good for you, until the day you realize that you had drowned trying to make it suit your needs. Particularly, I had an old flame in mind writing this, and he was never any good for me, but I had thought time would have changed him, though I was proven wrong.
How long have you been writing poetry?
I have been writing poetry since I was about 13, though it was much simpler and straightforward.
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
If I could dinner with one person it would be Dante Alighieri, if only to know what made Beatrice so special.
What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
I am interested to see how others view the words I write, and how many different meanings, thoughts and images can be provoked by a connection of words and phrases.
Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
I mostly write poetry, but I do write short stories, flash fiction and creative non – fiction.
What is your passion in life?
My passion in life is to one day be able to touch a person’s life through the words I write and to be able to better understand human nature and its complexities.