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Misplaced Missive #31 – Shell

Blank ceiling silently staring down
at me
Lying motionless
lethargic
apathetic
static
It’s all white noise

Empty and colorless
What reason is there to continue?
No one gets the dreams they pursue
No one loves the people they do
No one enjoys the path they choose Continue reading Misplaced Missive #31 – Shell

Saturday of Book Reviewing – Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems

This isn’t so much a review as it is an admittance of inadequacy: I do not possess the proper background to get the most out of these poems. Howl, the piece from which this book takes its name, was first published in 1956, a post WWII masterpiece. I’ve heard amazing things about Ginsberg’s work ‘defining a generation’ and you know what? I guess on a surface level I get that… but not to the depths. Continue reading Saturday of Book Reviewing – Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems