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Vibrant, joyful, despairing, truthful, brave - the poetry of Trevor Maynard is both part of and a reflection of THE HUMAN CONDITION. What a person writes is universal, because they themselves are human, and this can be words of ecstasy, of profound happiness; or it can be the depths of depression, the loss of love; or it can social commentary - putting the world to rights; or merely shooting the breeze - accessing the lexicon to have fun; but all in all, one thing poetry is, and one thing you will find in the poetry of Trevor Maynard is emotional truth.The book has five chapters - BLACK DOG, an exploration of dark corners of the soul, where our fears live, and where redemption is scant. PANOPTICON - the all-pervasive watching eye of society, we are not alone, and Big Brother is out there and to be engaged in battle. OBSVERVATION - the writer watching is not separate from his surroundings, they are also part of it, and the humanity of the writer gives their work its universality. LOVING - what is mankind without love? These poems explore the deepest truth our existence, how we love and are loved, and the complication of human relations - as they are apt it say in the movies nowadays "it' complicated". Finally ANSWERS - yes, this is a poetry book that asks a lot of questions, that makes a lot of observations, but it is also a book of seeking answers. We are not just individuals in a pool of mud forever climbing ladders that sink deeper; we are the individuals, the ladders, and the mud. Our every thought and action is not alone, it is part of the whole, influences the whole, no matter how small we think it we are, in terms of existence, every action is equal to every other, energy (physical, corporal, spiritual) is never created nor destroyed, TRUTH is constant. From a biscuit crumb on your lover's lips, to the death of a Princess, to the formation of galaxies far far away, human is our condition, life is our journey, and come agony, joy, or even world-weariness, people, let's just keep on keepin' on. Other works by Trevor Maynard; THE PATH NOW KNOWN, and GREY SUN DARK MOON. Trevor is also the editor of THE POETIC BOND series - Vols I - IX available now.