The Window Pane: A Reflection of Introspection Through Love, Lessons and Liberation
The window witnesses or experiences every aspect of life imaginable-- weather, celebration, heartache, sunlight. Sometimes offering a reflection. Other times, not so much. Catching all things. Wiped occasionally but usually smeared even when cleaned. Cracked. Even broken. Sometimes never opened at all. I too, have lived as the window. Staring outside. Facing inside. Hoping to be lifted. Maybe even repaired. But, without question, looked into. The Window Pane- A Reflection of Love, Lessons and Liberation is a collection of poetry that chronicles a three-year period of what happens when the proverbial gaze of a window seat view is impaired by the intoxicating sweetness of new romance. This view eventually becomes the searing, bitter gulp of silenced of needs, loss of self and a slowly broken heart. A downward spiral, resorting in overindulgence as a coping mechanism, forces a poet to submit to darkness and experience life from the perspective of the window: the sill, the sash and the pane. It is within this space that he finds his heart, faults, fears, trauma, accountability, self-love and, eventually, healing. It is within this space of brokenness that he is pieced together, the fullness of his light is made anew, and he embraces his reflection.