If you’ve ever read a book of poetry and thought, “well shit, that’s way too happy,” then you’re in luck. Not one of these poems is happy or uplifting in any way, except the one about the lambs. After all, in life, as in poetry, it’s not all bad.
These poems are short, confusing and a little bit deranged. Certainly not the poems you suffered through in grade 12 English Lit. The book is great for rekindling your love of reading, and perhaps realising that you’re not the only mad person around.
Of course, poetry makes a great gift, whether you like the person much or not. See, they’ll think you think that they (the gift recipient) is deep and thoughtful. That you clearly know about their intellectual prowess. You look good. They feel good. Win/win. Right?
At least until they read the book.
Just, maybe, don’t give it to your boss because they might actually read the poems and then question everything about you, take back your most recent pay raise, and even make you share a desk with someone else. These poems are that powerful. Don’t test them at work.
In this book, you get 17 AWESOME and messed up poems. They include:
You can tell, Dear Reader, from the titles that something is amiss. You have been warned!