The Edge of Choice
By Ludwig von Bewusstsein
Independently Published 2019
$ 7.37 paperback
Book reviewed by Kavita Khajuria.
“Connect with yourself, let yourself share
it is our burdened gift to bare
if we so dare”
The Edge of Choice is a collection of poems with a focus on mental states, suffering, observation and inquiry. Themes include depression, suicide, addiction, existentialism, and human behavior. Others include various observations of the self – judgement, validation, ambivalence, determination, assertion – and of being unheard, unappreciated or misunderstood. With interesting formats – emotions and reflections are conveyed with occasional rhymes, and frequent multi-layered philosophical depths. The environment can be felt, as well as the context, which often include nature in conjunction with mental states. Some poems can occasionally leave the reader wondering. The book concludes with themes including acceptance, transformation, and recognition of wisdom through suffering.