Perfume River

Poems by David Silva

Art by Brian Gonzalez

Copyright © 2014 David Silva,
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Why this book and why now

I’m one of those idiots who spend nearly the entirety of his life waiting for the right circumstances and the right conditions and the right alignment of stars before finally getting myself going.

But I did accomplish a few things.

I took home top honors at poetry mash-ups, that sort of thing. I became a reporter, which was what I always wanted, then an editor, which I wanted, then a senior managerial somebody or other, which I didn’t even know I wanted, but did. I won 1st place awards at journalism contests. I married a beautiful woman—luckiest confluence of events I’ll ever know.

Then, as I was busy with my Next Big Thing—publishing a science-fiction novel I’d written—I got the news that I‘m dying. Of course I could have been told this in kindergarten—we’re all on a rotating journey to the grave—but it means a lot more when you hear it at 50 than at 5. You tend to believe it more.

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