In the Care of Plenty
The poems in this book were written after the author was diagnosed young-onset Parkinson’s disease at the age of forty-eight. Some of the poems include reflections on and accounts of his experiences of sadness, darkness, and struggle, especially during the first year following his diagnosis. More of the poems capture experiences of deep questioning, discovery, acceptance, joy, and hope. This range of reflections and experiences is what we would expect for one who mourns and learns to live in peace after a life-changing loss.