I want to write a happy poem, but I
Can't compose that sound-
That sound, like a desperate fire truck's
Sirens piercing the atmosphere:
An angry, screaming warison,
Charging toward desolation but carrying hope. I can't compose a happy poem to speak
Of the joy a woman obtains, in accepting a
Righted wrong committed against her
Or the way her melting heart feels
When receiving the long awaited,
Overdue apology, after bitterness has mollified it.
On the heels of her first book, Far From Adequate Recompense, author K.M. Miller offers another collection of thought-provoking poems about unrequited love, the reality of growing old, and social injustice.
A Stepping-Off Place: Healing Prose, is a haunting observation into Miller's beleaguered thoughts and a tribute to the healing power of the written word. Meaningful and clever, Miller's poems share both the process of mending her soul, and the wisdom she's gathered along the way.