Is poetry art or therapy? It's neither, both, or each on its' own. It depends on the time and circumstance. The best way to describe this is my piece called 'Deceptive Fraud'. It started out as a knee-jerk emotional response to a recurring social phenomenon I was witness to. That piece was born of a rage that still shocks me til today. As the piece was refined and tempered, it grew into not only a therapeutic experience, but a learning tool as well. It taught me not just about my own reaction to the phenomenon, but others' reactions as well. And sometimes there are thoughts that just need to get out - they don't give a reason, they demand you write them out or else they pester and beg and give you no peace til you do.