Let it Bleed by Nicole I. Nesca (Screaming Skull Press) reviewed by Ivor Daniel.
Bleeding Authentic Writing Let it Bleed captures the feel of when you are young and need to run away from home But you still want to be found
Hemorrhaging in the shower The unwanted neon intimacy of medical examinations Morphine sleep Wake Hemingway saying writing is like bleeding
Swerving between prose & poetry The music of the times coming up on the radio then gone/past/static/interference
Road map of America sticky separating from parents / founders
Sticky Fingers Sticky long – distance bus rides to look for America
Loving / Hating / Loving / Turning Into
Elusive living up to Papa’s (and Hemingway’s) expectations
It all goes by so fast/life/a crystal/blur/outside the windscreen
And soon we are at now ‘solving the world’s crisis one ‘like’ at a time’
A tale of love and survival (What else is there?)
We aspire to humanity Survive like emotional sardines
It’s like a film It’s like heroism
Not the masculine old ‘I may be gone for some time’ heroism
The other sort Writing that bleeds
Let it flow
Nicole Nesca – you may be here for some time
Ivor Daniel worked as a street-based youth worker, then as a manager of youth work teams.
He lives in Gloucestershire, uk.
His poems have appeared in A Spray of Hope (@litscihub), wildfire words (the ezine of CheltenhaPoetryFestival), Steel Jackdaw Magazine, Writeresque Magazine,
iamb ~ wave seven, and Fevers of the Mind.
Ivor was sent a digital copy of Let it Bleed so he could write this review. Thanks, Screaming Skull..