Poetry Apocalypse: & Selected Verse
Author: Mike Orlock
Publisher: Lulu Publishing Services (2019)
The selection of poems in this book were composed over the past decade and touch upon a variety of subjects: time, love, loss, marriage, family, children, grandchildren, aging, and the very process of writing poetry itself. There is ample wordplay and rhyme to be had in the treatment of these subjects, as well as humor, irony, and compassion. The themes of these poems form a mosaic of what it means to live—and love—an ordinary life in these extraordinary times, without succumbing to cynicism.