By Lynette Esposito
She proceeds in the poem to detail weight gain and the why of it. The poem has more a sense of rebellion rather than resignation as she speaks of pecan pie.
The poems are conversational in nature as if the narrator is not only talking to herself but also to the reader. In her poem, Congratulate Yourself, she talks about the things you promise yourself when you were child: I wanted to live without lying…I wanted to live without hurting other people. She addresses the issue of failing.
If you like poems that border on prose and images that suggest complexity through simplicity, this is an enjoyable poetry collection .
You can find the book here: Single Woman
Lynette G. Esposito has been an Adjunct Professor at Rowan University, Burlington County and Camden County Colleges. She has taught creative writing and conducted workshops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Esposito holds a BA in English from the University of Illinois and an MA in Creative Writing and English Literature from Rutgers University.