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Ghost in the Reflection-Letters to Erin paperback
Planet Productions Poetry & Press
Paperback. 1st Edition. Poetry Collection written by James F. Miller II (February 2020). We are sitting upon the wall waiting as the world has taken its downward spiral. The Self has become deemed more worthy than the collective being, and we await from the sidelines for the whole show to crash and burn.
This manuscript is two shorter chapbooks combined into this one collection. Ghost in the Reflection-Letters to Erinbegan originally as a series on Channillo.com titled simply Ghost in the Reflection. It was a collection in the works that addressed the decline of kindness and morality in modern society. As the series began to take shape and grow it began to ring similar to a second collection that poet James F. Miller II had sitting in the files of his desktop computer.
The first half of this collection, Ghost in the Reflection, is a collection of observations of a world that by day becomes less the par. A variety of voices tell their stories, outlining a decline in morals, values and/or society in general. These footprints follow the voices and observations of writers many generations before us.
Meanwhile, the second half of the collection, Letters to Erin, is a narrative that displays these declines of morals and values as the thorns they have become in the present day traditional relationship, which is the core of any society. It documents the highs and the lows and the daily battles between love and hate, against the backdrop of society’s decaying morality. It examines the hurt, the struggle, the deceit, betrayal, and the disappointments that arrive in such an arrangement. We can find every darker aspect of this decline represented inside the shadows of these brutal wounds decorated with the harshness of unfiltered truth.
This collection contains mature topics and adult language not suitable for a younger audience.
"Miller is unafraid to delve into our current political and social climate in all its flaws, passionate love in all its ups and downs and presents an ode to hope for our future children, that they will learn from our mistakes." -Isabelle Kenyon