By Faith Foley
Legacy Book Press LLC
Book reviewed by Kavita Khajuria.
“i prefer when it’s cold, so i don’t have to feel“
This book offers more than reflections – it carries the reader into the depths of the poets despair, dilemmas, and conflict – while observing moments of precocious insight. Themes include maternal abandonment, trauma, heartache, and mental illness.
Pain, helplessness, and defiance predominate – with visceral descriptions of angst and emotions. Depression and confusion are punctuated with torment, self protection, and a desperate struggle to be loved for the true self.
The reader can sense the deep vulnerabilities, anxieties and trepidations – countered with other expressions of states and feelings – including resignation, yearning, and irony. Conflicted rejection of deceptions contain hardened insight. Authored by a youth – the messages convey a combination of talent and complexity.