There is no order to the presentation of the prose poems; they take their own twists and turns. The poems are lyrical, tell stories and explore a lifetime of reflective concern with life’s conundrums: love, ageing, finding an inner purpose, being Trinidadian -- and sometimes feeling out of step with the temper of the times.
These poems are the work of one who hears a different drummer and their tone is sometimes sardonic, and even cynical -- though always with a wry, self- deprecating humour. Above all, the twinkle in the tone suggests a healthy appreciation for humour of fickle fate or capricious gods. While there is ultimately no didactic purpose -- the mind leads and the poet follows -- these globules of consciousness in action both illuminate and delight.
Anson Gonzalez is a Trinidadian poet, critic, publisher and encourager of countless writing careers.