Carter channels her energy into her poetry.

When I have a problem  
I’m all by myself.  
all my “friends”  
put knives in my back.  
  
I live in a lonely world,  
just trying to survive.  
  
Trying to keep everything together  
trying to do something productive  
trying to create something unique.  
  
Performing my poetry,  
at Busboys and Poets.  
  
There’s no time to backtrack;  
there’s too much ahead.  
  
I’ll stop at nothing,  
until I do what I’m trying to do  
whatever that is.