Poet, writer, artist, filmmaker, philosopher, photographer, musician, husband, father and grandfather. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1957, and escaped to America in 1961. Grew up in Pennsylvania. Lived in Florida and a resident of Texas for over 45 years. Writing poetry since the age of 14. An ex president of an aging poetry club and always willing to read for an audience. Poetry is love. Poetry is the language of love. Poetry has to be honest and succinct, without any airs. If it succeeds, it is an international language. Poetry is a way of life.