To "bump the needle" of contemporary poetry to a level of refined art, as it was intended. It's the language of the soul, a pathway to the human experience. I want readers to ruminate over what they read. A poem should leave one with the desire to consider the poem and unearth its meaning. I want people to enjoy the imagery, cadence, and style, even if the message only reaches their subconscious mind. The work should be beautiful even when it's ugly.