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  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:American / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:110
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667892344

Scar Tissue

by Bob McAfee

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Overview
As we age, our bodies are the sum of our physical and emotional injuries. "Scar Tissue" is a book of poems about living the good fight. The first section (Approaching Eighty) is about aging and the inevitable approach of death. The second section (Fierce) contains poems of fiery imagination about living and dying. Bob McAfee, in his eightieth year, writes with ferocity and optimism, imagination and humor.
Description

As we age, our bodies are the sum of our physical and emotional injuries. "Scar Tissue" is a book of poems about living the good fight.

The first section (Approaching Eighty) is about aging and the inevitable approach of death. There are poems on what it means physically to age and poems about the fear of approaching death and poems of what the experience may entail written with a sense of magical realism.

The second section (Fierce) contains poems of fiery imagination about living and dying. These are stories written with passion about what it means to live written with many narrative points of view including persona poems by a serial killer, the ghost of a 911 firefighter, a cabdriver in Baghdad and the King of the Werewolves. 

Bob McAfee, in his eightieth year, writes with ferocity and optimism, imagination and humor. This is his seventh book in seven years. He is only getting started.

About the author
Bob McAfee is a retired software consultant who lives with his wife near Boston. He has written seven books of poetry in the last seven years. His latest book, "Scar Tissue", contains poems on aging and the gradual but inevitable approach of death. His style is ferocious but always optimistic. Check out links to his published poems along with a selection of poems from his books on www.bobmcafee.com.
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