For many today’s world is a perpetual half way point, a cash strapped twilight between our limitless dreams and an even greater apathy to grasp them.
A nowhere city, between the familiar troubled beginning and the universal overdue destination. As such, this maddening middle turns out to be a worthy world to write about and observe from.
Sea sores is my debut collection of modern poetry. Brighton and the sea, are recurring themes within this book. The energetic city is situated at the fault line between England and the continent, between economic progress and economic stagnation; the place where sea, sky and land combine. It’s isolated country-side and the vibrant inner-city combining to create a tension and energy that has attracted many an outsider to call Brighton home.
It is a fairly large collection of fragments, when read as a whole or in part aim to create a sense of place and time.
The work in these 250 pages explores themes of family, work, relationships, the natural world; along with the anonymous reality of living in today’s fast-paced, unforgiving economy.
Increasingly we all live within a lifestyle lacking privacy. While our jobs demand long hours, for low-pay, and are largely unsecured.
The virtual world provides an outlet for escape at such times, but it is an alga-rhythmic placebo programmed to feed off our stunted attention spans. Ultimately however the social media app can only ever be a quarantined environment, a place that never provides conclusion, satisfaction or cure.
I do not have the answers to these era defining socio-economic dilemmas, I have merely have observed and noted over time what it is like to live and work in this English society as best I can.
This is also a work of personal exploration as well, an escape from reality through writing about it. To find the truth and the commonality within the human experience is every writers goal. This is my attempt at trying to capture in my verse something worth the exercise and energies, something that will speak out form the page to the reader as true, heartfelt and worthy of being. I can honestly aim for nothing more.
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