She Said: “Great Work!”



A man told me
To “Keep writing
My fun stories
For self-expression.”


A man asked me
Of my future plans.
Then, he asked of
My husband’s job.


A man on TV said:
“Suffering should not
Be commodifiable.”
Then, commercial break.


A man insisted that I
Write like I’m making
It all up as I go along;
He suggests outlining.


A man wrote to me
That in publishing,
Words shouldn’t be
Taken so literally.



Dee Richards

Dee is a graduate of UCI, a writer & an educator. Dee has had 8 small-press publications in a variety of genres, & has won 3 awards in autobiographical writing.