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The Party of Civil Liberties and Human Rights

  Perhaps you wouldn't have if technology did not go so far. Perhaps you wouldn't have if corporations hijacked the software on your car. It's real life now, isn't it? The United States Pirate Party are issuing their new year of leadership. Help me congratulate the following new board: AJ, Chair (incumbent) Drew Bingaman,  Vice Chair Michael Cadwallader.,  Secretary Joe Onoroski,  Treasurer Eric Orzechowicz,  Auditor Rowan T., Swarmcare Manager

The Many Personalities of Me - Short Poetry Collection - A Mini Review

There is a lot to say about the struggle to be an indie poet. There is the collection of poems, editing, publishing, marketing, and sharing a piece of one's soul. That is what Miss Bailey Gee, or Yael Gottesman has done: shared a piece of her soul.

Hardly a chapbook, the 18 poems featured are strong in content. They are heartbreaking. They are emotional. They remind me a lot about my own times in inpatient treatment: a fact that could bring a lot of stigma.

In "Footsteps to Reflection", the line "Wake up. Kick ass. Repeat." reminds me of a battle cry in a lost galaxy of running thoughts, uncertainty, and emotional turmoil. Again, real and pressing matters of mental health.

My favorite poem is "The Loneliness Pandemic" as I relate to it the most. It is such a strange phenomenon that in a world so full of people where we are connected at a push of a touchscreen--it is still a very big and lonely place. The poem reads like one of my innermost confessions "I’m not alone; I’ve got deafening silence surrounding me, louder than ever during quarantine." Perhaps, we will learn how to be a voice that cuts through the blade of silence during this COVID-19 pandemic. At least, that is my wish.

I realized, while reading this collection, that I am a literary reader. I like imagery, I like wordplay. Though, there were very little flowery images or tantalizing word play: the poems expressed their motives completely. There was no ambiguity in meaning and the vulnerability is daunting. Quite a haunting read.


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