New PDF release: Next Door to the Butcher Shop

By Rodney DeCroo

ISBN-10: 0889713308

ISBN-13: 9780889713307

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo's moment poetry assortment, Next Door to the Butcher Shop, explores the permeability of reminiscence and uncovers heart-wrenching attractiveness from shadowy grit.

How quick age

descends on us. Our stories are maps

to locations that do not exist. i used to be an emperor

on a eco-friendly garden donning a white sheet

and a paper crown. The birds sang my praises

from the hedges and the trees

DeCroo unsentimentally recounts moments suffused with grief, longing and loss, and gives a refreshingly unfiltered view of one's self.

I'd stand for days alongside the perimeters of expressway

to sing off-key into the screams of semi-trailers and cars

until I stood inside of a cocoon of silence and flashing shadows

In a deft mixture of lyrical and visceral imagery, Next Door to the Butcher Shop bargains a unprecedented, sharp, first-hand viewpoint of lifestyles round the edges, with darkish comedy dispersed throughout.

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