In this book James Chapados gives us poems that act as prisms, taking the white light of the everyday sun and separating it into the bright colored moments of the day. These are poems about the risks and choices people face that determine the arc of a person's life. They offer glimpses into the turmoil of unintended consequences. They give voice to the courage and resolve people show when they confront the truth of who they are. His poetry opens a window to see the transience of life and the beauty found in the hopes and sorrows of life's changes. He gives us the opportunity to use the experience of others to ask and answer questions about our own choices and our own sense of purpose, meaning, and place.