Wayward: Poetry for Monsters, Muses, and Other Deviants


Wayward: Poetry for Monsters, Muses, and Other Deviants

WAYWARD: way·ward
(adjective)
difficult to control or predict because of unusual behavior.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a mermaid and an astronaut. So, I became both- neither at war with the other, despite being at two extremes.

What does this have to do with poetry? Everything.

Within these pages, you’ll find poems that strain both sides of consciousness- words that aren’t afraid to be their truth, especially in the moment they were written in. Sometimes, they’re in harmony. Other times, their only harmony is found in chaos.

That’s what it’s like, being wayward.

In Melody Klink’s debut poetry collection, she shares many facets of her own life, from dealing with Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, to being a mother; from yearning to be her true self, to reveling in nature– sometimes, all at once. Offered as a random stream of consciousness, WAYWARD is a thoughtful, and often heart-wrenching, look at what it is to breathe in our everyday, modern life.

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