In Seasons: Twenty-Eight Poems of the Naked Soul, Volume II, poet Nooshan Shekarabi traces an interesting and dark journey over the past two years of her life. She writes bravely and honestly about love, hope, anguish, injustice, family, friendship, success, and longing. Her poetry is raw and filled with emotion that depicts the thoughts and feelings of an old soul in a young woman's mind and body.
No matter our situation, we sometimes endure painful breakups. We are disappointed, ignored, and marginalized by others; we experience financial ups and downs. We worry about our families' well-being-and we survive. The poems in this collection examine the reality of those dark places and of our ability to find hope again.
I am so broken that I am unable to recall the feeling of being whole.
Exhaustion is a disposition I've grown to expect.
I am so angry that I am unable to manifest my rage effectively.
Disappointment is surrounding me no matter how much I deny it.
I am seduced by my daydreams of escaping to some cozy spot in Spain.
Responsibility is the commitment I have taken on willingly.
Despite all of this ...
I am so predisposed to believe in you again.
Hopefulness is ingrained in me relentlessly even now.