My first collection of poetry spanning twenty-four years. These are the love poems. Dedications to partners, crystallized for understanding, shared for mutual growth.
Some of us continue to search for an intimate relationship that unlocks the mystery of our existence, and reinforce our belief that we are all connected and inspiring our fellows' journey. I have 3 collections of poetry and I decided to start out with the love poetry first. Will Turner is the photographer. He did a remarkable job on capturing exactly what I was looking for - black and white skinscapes of myself and my cooperative friend Anthony Auriemma in tasteful poses to accentuate the poetry. Poet Hassan Falak who opened my first poetry reading for HOLD STILL PLEASE, December 2012, remarked that the book was, "an eclectic forest of men."