Poetry. This unusual and varied collection of poems shows the poet's artistry in several forms—lyrical, comical, contemplative, inquisitive, erotic, aphoristic, cynical, playful, negative, affirmative. A reader will be constantly awakened to a new way of expressing a mood or an idea. Throughout these separate journeys, however, one thing will stand out over and over: This is a highly imaginative and extremely intelligent poet. The poems match manner to matter. Life, up against the wall.