The Existential Butterfly
This book is the natural culmination of years of interest in writing poetry and years of studying and enjoying nature. The butterfly is a metaphor for many things - change, growth, rebirth, etc.
One of the things it symbolizes here is an earlier need to force ideas into the constraints of pattern and rhyme - evolving into thoughts and feelings flowing freely across the page. Also the shedding of the fear and laziness to actually become what I need to be.
I'm attempting to blur or even erase the boundaries between the five senses, and between what the senses experience and what the mind and spirit think and feel. I want to portray these things all blended together in a total experience - existence.