This isn't a book of poetry, it’s a comingof age. It was not written, it was lived andbled. These words are of lessons learned,hearts felt, and of thoughts and concepts en- crypted through metaphor. Within you willfind wisdom and folly, love and hate, pleasure and pain. You will not come to a better under - standing of the person whom wrote these words, you will merely become lost within hisworld. He no longer exists, yet always will.