Now that the Goodreads Giveaway is under way, I wanted to share the titles of the poems in my chapbook, along with a brief summary of each. Most of these poems were written during the summer of 2013, a time of confusion, nostalgia, and anxiety. I had just graduated college, and was unsure of my future – thrust into the world of adulthood, of which I knew little about. Each poem has something to say about this beautiful fear.
“Butterflyistic” – The feeling of a nap in a sunny field.
“Self-Sunset” – One part of a life ends, another begins.
“Second Decade” – Encapsulating the feelings of the early twenties.
“Womanperson” – Image of a woman through flowers and mannequins.
“The Underworld is Hosting a Ball” – The myth of Persephone and Hades as a masquerade.
“B-Side” – Looking back to the past and toward the future.
“Twenty-Second” – A still life poem of a moment when I was 22.
“SOS to the Universe” – A cry of help in a confusing new world.
“Sunrisen patterns” – A morning moment.
“Wax, Dripped” – An allegory of a moth.
“Death of a Butterfly” – An allegory of a butterfly.
“Tableau Vivant” – Playing the part.
I have gotten sturdier in my footing since then, but these poems capture a moment in my life, and those who have experienced the confusion that comes with moving from one stage of life to another.