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Simple Simony 1 editions

Cover of: Simple Simony | Jono Borden
About the Book

(Poetry Collection). “I hurt myself, but, I never die. I am a retired libertine who uses words as currency and this is my Revolution. I am here to tell you about an hour of upheaval that lasted twenty-five years—of poets, troubled boys, lizards, and, tyrannical kings. Tyrannical things. And, I am here to tell you that I am sick of immortality. I am Eran Nero—citizen of the world, but, no hero.”

Narrating his redemptive misadventures across three poetic cycles, Eran braves exploitation and encounters an inextinguishable f(l)ame, inviting readers on an excursion from perversion to the inner-sanctum of his true person. If heroes are gemstones—only facets of whom we can ever perceive—Eran shows every scratch and crack. Pulsating with a pantheon of classical meter and rhythm revived from the colliding crises of a quarter-life candidly confessed; Simple Simony is the lyrical memoir of a myth unsung.

Excerpts

"A Billi' like a Big G.O.A.T."

I just want a guy
to bank-rub my broke
back. Quick wit running
mountains and all that,
lightning streaming but
not deep: I am that.

I just want to try
to be and devote
my Self to and show
him I’m free. He’ll see
my billion unknown
pieces and we’ll flee.

I’m less-than-kind-of
great, cutting keys while
I move, waiting for
proof. Of Life, of Light,
awful flights unmake
social lies made true.
added by Jono Borden. "This piece demonstrates very well how the author manages to lyrically explore contemporary themes while blurring historical contexts and meters."

1 edition First published in 2013

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Cover of: Simple Simony
Simple Simony
2013, Jono Borden
Paperback in English - First edition

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