The Poet Darkling (September 29,1967 / Chicago, Illinois)
I was born a stain on my mother’s heart, a constant and unwanted reminder of a man she despised, ironically, at the end of ‘the summer of love”, and, in stark contrast to my ensuing life, under the sign of Libra, which is ruled by Venus, the Roman goddess of love, on September 29th 1967.
I have lived an unimaginable life full of horror, abuse and atrocity, but it also held a lot of love and positive experience. It has taken me a lifetime to realize that the demons that haunt me are of my own making, and to take responsibility for my share of the disappointments I have had.
I am at a place in my life where I may not yet be comfortable in my skin, but I'm learning to ... more »
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