It Ain’t All Roses
Hello Carol, and thanks for inviting me to talk about my latest poetry collection, Spaded Truths 2: Life-O-Suction.
A few months ago, I was listening to this song called “Roses” by Mary J. Blige. Although the bulk of the song was talking about the ups and downs of love, one particular line can double as talking about life in general: This love stuff is demanding.
Spaded Truths 2: Life-O-Suction talks about the demands that can suck the life out of us—the internal and the external.
Don’t expect the feel good of Reflections of Soul
or the celebration of the fighting spirit of Private Pain: Amidst These Ashes
Don’t even hold your breath for the light at the end of the tunnel in my contribution to Waves to Light.
Life-O-Suction is one of those where “it is what it is”. It is awareness but doesn’t go out of its way to find a cure. It is a query to gauge understanding yet doesn’t take the extra steps to apply logic. In that regard, this is a publication that may only cater to a particular type of reader, feeler, or thinker. However, I don’t see that as a deterrent, just a sampler on the wine tray of exclusivity.
Sip … if you dare.