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Organizing my third Red Moon collection was a very different experience compared to its predecessors. Previous efforts had been modeled as variations on renku, with groups of seasonal and non-seasonal poems and prose. Before I began work on the manuscript that became Live Again (Red Moon Press, 2009), I felt that a different organizing principle was required. Though previous collections had been drafted within a month of my selection of poems and other material for them, Live Again took about eighteen months. Most of that time would have seemed like idleness to an observer. It was not as if I was taking a Thomas Edison approach and trying a great series of variations until I found the answer. I just felt it would come and that I wouldn’t do anything with the set of poems I had chosen until the necessary organizing principle was revealed to me. When it did come, the poems and haibun fell into order as if there had been a DNA code for this particular book. While I didn’t articulate the shape of the book in words while making it, I would say retrospectively that the shape I had in mind was “non-symmetrical duality.” The book presents its contents in two unequal parts—“Live” and “Again.” This produced a title which could also be read in two ways—meaning either “be alive again” or “once again performing before an audience.” The working title had been “book three.”