Poet Pricilla McGreer's Confessions of a Self-Loathing Narcissist presents an exploration of self-hood through the cosmic lens of astrology. Each poem in this series is inspired by and named a er one of the twelve houses of the zodiac, considering universal themes such as love, life, sex, death, childhood, and friendship that become profoundly personal within the verses. The brooding yet exultant musings of this poetry collection aptly takes its name from the Greek myth of the tragically self-obsessed Narcissus.Confessions of a Self-Loathing Narcissist is an inquest into the sometimes dreadful awakening that can only be ever so painfully gained through self-knowledge. The introspective honesty of the poetry in this collection opens a path to triumphant release from the enthrallment with misery and self-limitation that plagues our self-centred culture.
insanity creeps up on people like old age, suddenly you realize there is a different reason your mouth is empty of teeth than the one you remember now there is me, and all my essential handicaps, which I love more than a crisp morning
awoken by a lover all my endeavors are vain
for past and present, those identical incestuous twins, are the villainous nemesis of my hopeful dreams
I am loyal only to the ground
upon which I drag my feet through all the things I'm supposed to do like a young lover brushing the
breast of his first love ... -from "House of Health"
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Confessions of a Self Loathing Narcissist is a collection of poetry that I found too short. I usually think that poetry collections are too long and need to be better edited but this collection by Pri...
Won this from a goodreads giveaway.Beautifully written. Can be read in one sitting (under 30 minutes)....