About the book
What does Shakespeare’s King Lear have to do with a 20th Century young
man hired to hold a sign on a street corner at the edge of town?
Crying out from the pages of this book, they, and the other characters who
populate this work, offer themselves to the reader unmasked; and in doing
so, they speak to familiar places in our hearts. Through faithful
observation, the author invites us to look at the joy and sorrow that
bookends the gift of life.
Sample of the work:
Vegetarian Meat Lover
Clicking into Vinny’s Pizza
in Jimmy Choo platform pumps,
a woman, six feet tall
and straight as a sunflower,
in high-waisted jeggings
and gold cropped tee.
a weed sprout beside her,
ambles in Old Navy flip-flops.
She holds her yellow head high
like a flower tilted towards sun,
scans the chalked daily specials,
tapping Black Truffle acrylics
in the rhythm of a gentle spring rain.
She orders vegetarian pizza.
The boyfriend, arms coiled around her,
orders the meat lover's special.
Valerie Macon lives in Fuquay Varina, NC and is a graduate of Meredith
College. She traces her love of poetry back to a grade school teacher who
stressed memorization. She has received awards for her poetry from
the N.C. Poetry Society, and The Writers' Ink Guild. Her poems
appear in various online magazines and recently in “The Best of 3rd
Thursday Fuquay Varina Reading Series”.
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