Separation Anxiety

About the book

Separation Anxiety (which I sometimes call ‘the divorce book’) is my first collection of poems. The poems were taken from my journals.

Softcover 5.5 x 8.5 in., 118 pages
Alarm Cat Press #ART30
ISBN: 9780990794905
June 2014

Smashwords e-book edition (ePub & Kindle)
ISBN: 9781310375767
June 2014

Amazon Kindle e-book edition (Kindle)
June 2014

What’s in the book

The contents are divided into five sections, plus a prelude:

Part One Poems written before and during my time in Tokyo.

Sample poem: 

A heartbeat quickens

It awakens me nights,
this ominous sound.
I feel my limbs ache
and I grow short of breath.
The ground is not shaking;
the rhythm is within me,
running out of control…

Part Two Poems about the end of a relationship.

Sample poem: 

14 March 2013

The last days
of an uncertain era
I feel the moments
slowly receding
into an uncertain past
that I am glad to leave behind
but wish I could do over
and get right this time

Part Three NaPoWriMo 2013.

Sample poem: National Poetry Writing Month: Day #2 (April 2, 2013)

Part Four NaPoWriMo 2014.

Sample poem: National Poetry Writing Month: Day #1 (April 1, 2014)

Part Five 

Sample poem: Dream, interrupted

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(Revived 1 August 2018)