the archaeologist of anger
exploratory poetry e-books
These e-books document my inner journey into exploring decades of buried anger. I grew up suppressing my emotions; particularly anger and frustration, in front of others. In order to avoid confrontation and conflict, I buried my emotions, choosing to stay silent so as to not draw any attention to myself. This defense mechanism that has been developed from the early years as a survival technique no longer serves me in my adulthood, it backfired. The inner rage and implosion that I kept within myself drained my energy and drove me into exhaustion. Personally, this has been a critical inner work that I have chosen in order to heal my emotional wounds which I strongly believe, are very tightly connected to my Lupus flares.
Book 1 contains a series of 6 poems accompanied by 3 illustrations written after the initial dive into the core of my suppressed anger. The poems illustrated the intricate stories behind my wounds and how understanding the origins of the wound has helped to heal the scars.
Book 2 contains a series of 10 poems inspired by 10 intuitive anger sketches made during my continuing exploration of suppressed anger. The poems were written from the new insight and understanding I gained through my journey.