I transcribed the following from The Howard Stern Show’s September 28, 2020 episode, "Chris Rock Ran Into His Bully as an Adult” (you're welcome):
And you have this childhood trauma that you haven’t dealt with. And you think you’ve dealt with it because you’re on the radio and you talk about it and you made a lot of money. I think I dealt with it because I can write jokes about it. But I never dealt with it. It was a horrible existence. The closest character I can relate to is Tim Robbin‘s in The Shawshank (Redemption) – every day was hell.
– Chris Rock, Sept 28, 2020
Check out the list of my published poems here, scattered among literary magazines the world over. (This blog is really on life support -- except for that list which I continually update each time a poem of mine gets published. Obviously, the recent high-profile assault/bullying incident compelled me to make another post.)