I WAS A …
I was a rat when the wind blew
I was a butterfly when the sun was out
I was a monkey when it was hot
I was a rain cloud when it rained
I was love when you needed it.
—from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology
Why do you like to write poetry?
Mae Glerum: “Because it’s fun. It is a little bit like musical theatre. I know people who write poetry so I thought I would do it, too.”