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― E.A. BUCCHIANERI

REVIEWING TODAY: THE LITHIUM CHRONICLES BY NICOLE LYONS

 “You say you want

to know my soul

but the truth is that

my light would blind you

long before you could

ever drown in my darkness.”

The only honest way to properly review the poetry of Nicole Lyons is to let it speak for itself. The only way to convey its depth, passion, beauty, artistry, and emotional soul bludgeoning is to share it.

“Until you have tethered

your madness

to someone else’s sanity

in order to keep breathing,

you don’t know vulnerability.” 

The Lithium Chronicles is a collection of recovery. Some of the material is out of publication. Some is new. All of it is superb. And by superb, I mean devastating. Ms. Lyons is a poet’s poet. She is also a people’s poet. She is anybody’s poet who looks to poetry for revelation, recognition, redemption, but mostly for empathic understanding. She is a poet for the soul and of the soul. She explores the depths of being that only a flayed and battered soul can fully appreciate. And her indelible appreciation for a life unobstructed by shallow ameliorations gives respect and meaning to the soul in everyman.

The Lithium Chronicles is a kind of medication, but not one you take to mask the pain. Nicole Lyons accentuates the pain. She draws it into the starkest light to reveal every flaw and point of weakness. You cannot turn away. Not when you see yourself revealed naked and alone. Not when you know you aren’t alone. Not when you read words that bring your life to life. Not when, thanks to a poet of such devastating talent, you find meaning where you thought there might be none. But you simply must read her words for yourself.

“It’s an odd feeling

to scream into nothing

 and ask for a pause

 just for one second,

 to catch a breath,

 because life should stop

 for a moment,

 at that moment

 when your world

 has fallen apart,

 just so you can

 catch your breath.”

 
  • THE LITHIUM CHRONICLES


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