love's small philosophies
is a collection of song lyrics and verse spanning almost thirty years.
On revisiting the pieces which constitute this volume, it is apparent that they can make for torrid reading when viewed en bloc.
However, many are intended to be ironic and read with generous helpings of black humour while exploring the peculiar insanities arising when love is gained and when it is lost.
The nature of their origins necessitates their often bleak aspect, since they were to a large degree laid down at times of emotional extremes, both good and bad.
After so long, it is possible to retread them with interest and curiosity, but also with some sense of distance and a conviction that the events here related occurred to some entirely imaginary hapless hero.