Hey folks, I've finally figured out all the pedals and gears on this thing, so lets go for a spin.
I'm very pleased to announce the release of my new book of poetry, The Courtship of Reason, published by Finishing Line Press. It's available at Charmichale's Books in Louisville, KY., on Amazon and at http://www.finishinglinepress.com/. Or, if you prefer a signed copy, I'd be happy to mail one to you. I am in the process of setting a book launch in the near future in the Louisville area and will post here as soon as one is confirmed.
This new book is my quirkiest yet, full of people who walk the rim of social standards, for good or bad, often a little of both. It is also an exploration of chance, that they are never too late , even if one comes through our last breath.
Here's a little sample from the book:
The Point of Relief Upon The Dying
It's when striving for worth
against everyone's measures
disolves into one slow stream of summers
and within it flow all the untrue things
as if an unmelted patch of snow
held long in shadow
has finally found light.
And the fears and furies
and sorrows that glaciered over joy
recedes into itself
leaving blooms in its wake.
The last moment
is long and brilliant enough for the dying
to know their own shine,
how warm it feels
upon a face without shade.