We are in a bad state. I avoid the news to hear the details. These poems are a motley group, but the recurring theme matches the title. Hope. I see it in us and hope to nurture it in myself and my son. Hope. Just when things seem darkest some something, however small, restores faith, instills joy. I am not going to get rich as a poet. I probably won't become famous as a poet. But if someone stumbles upon this book and gets higher, that is more than I could wish for. Hope.
(Kimberlynne Darby Newton)