R.E.L. presents his first published full-color book including 120 poems and 16 illustrations. A self-taught poet/artist, he draws upon his life experience to reflect on the virtues and struggles of everyday life.
I walk the night
deep beneath the bright of day
in search of certain hungers
tugging at the edges of disquiet
recalling names and instances
soft furry creatures
peeking thru the pungent dark.
I listen to the slapping sounds of shadows
in hopes of warmth, a pulse
in which to share … the nothing,
cupping moonlight in my hand
a hazy, mystic eye, eerie antidote
to barren, permafrost lives
prowling the scriptures of desire –
my blood is up, instincts on fire
a beast of letters,
I want to write,
more than I need to breathe.