Below is the lead in for one of the more allegorical poems from the book, as well as the poem itself. It may seem a modicum of explanation but once you read it through, I believe the interwoven story does help explain the poetry.
What do you think?
It was the pain reminded me of my humanity.
So I bled upon the pages and oddly enough, even as I worked to best express the worst of what I felt, I began to heal…
Haunting images stir his insanity
– Past captures present –
While horror looks on without clue
He loses where, as he loses who.
He follows himself to the tree
Hangs himself because he bleeds.
Woe to those who believe
All they are, is all they can be.