"The last child I held
was dead for at least twelve hours.
Sometimes life has a way of coming to the end
before it’s even started."
- Excerpt from "4 East" in Return Unto Me
Return Unto Me is a collection of healing and an honest exploration of grief. The poems themselves reinforce the basic dignity of human life, especially the lives of the recently deceased. More than that, they offer the promise of hope for those of us who have been left behind.
"It is a harsh reality that what we truly want is something that we cannot produce ourselves, no matter how hard we try or how many places we look. It is an act of courage to search for life’s deepest meaning in the hardest and most mundane places, precisely those places where emptiness and loss are felt most acutely..."
- EXCERPT FROM THE FOREWORD BY THREE DOGS NORTH