In 21st century love, what comes easy doesn't last, and what lasts doesn't come easy. Maggie Moon whisks her readers through the emotional pinnacles and hell-pits of love and loss, through poems of passion, jealousy, and witchery.
Will it last? Can the lovers pull it together?
Self-Torture for Dummies is a short-form saga of love, treachery, and curses, told in 21 short poems.
A couple of excerpts:
SELF-TORTURE FOR DUMMIES
...I, as ever, leave myself
Red raw pulsating on a hillside overlooking
My life ...
... But still found. Lost.
Like an addict. No, an addict
A subversion made into a
A union, not a handy compilation
Of two distinct parts.
Self-Torture for Dummies
Will be the name of my next book.
THE FANTASTIC(AL) BAD NEWS
So let me get this straight.
Your wife is a witch and she is also insane.
And she hates me.
Because I love you.
And she wants me dead ...
WHAT HE SAID
He said he wasn't beholden.
He said he wouldn't be missed.
He said she didn't love him.
It was 10 years since they'd kissed.
He was so kind and humble
Impossible to resist
His mouth was hungry for my skin
My lips would ache to feel his kiss ...
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