Life is a journey, not a destination. On my journey I have encountered numerous people whom I am thankful that I have been afforded the opportunity to meet, some by happenstance. A Staple’s Eye is a collection of poems written to honor family, friends, colleagues and associates throughout each unique stage of my journey. Family—A Big Family There were eleven children, Who were encouraged in the same. They grew up, left home, and each played his or her own game. Employment—Test Administrator If she disagrees with you, you will know that too; she will speak your name and say, “REALLY.” That’s what she will do. The poetry in A Staple’s Eye serves as a reflection of their character, while documenting the influence they have had on my life. A Staple’s Eye will forever serve as a sentimental keepsake for all who value the significance of social connections and relationships.