As friendships and relationships both blossom and wilt, as the roots of belief begin to strain, as the storms of mental illness threaten to drown your garden. While you feel as out of place in your own skin as a bird trapped in an aquarium. When you need to be reminded that storms will pass, that roots can be re-planted, and that new seeds will grow. And that the glass you’re looking through may not be a cage, but a door. To keep reminding myself, I wrote Birds in Aquariums, a poetry collection available today on Amazon. Arranged in a series of typographic expressions, this collection of poems explores themes of love, friendship, faith and mental health. Some pieces were written eight years ago and some eight weeks ago.
A portion of the sale of each book will be donated to Shalem Mental Health Network, an Ontario-wide network that provides responsive and preventive mental health support to individuals, families and communities.