MCA Hogarth's stories are consistently good, and I applaud her for writing stories with clean language and uplifting themes.
I really enjoyed this story of self-discovery. I loved the characters, and it's a nice introduction to the Ciracaana, one of Hogarth's Pelted races. My one complaint is that it felt like an appetizer, and now I want more! I'd love to see this developed into a longer story.
Bittersweet and poignant. Filled with vivid imagery. You owe it to yourself to read these poems. But savor them judiciously as you might a rich, dark chocolate--they're a bit too intense to be devoured in one sitting.