Excerpt from Geminian and Moments [Behind the ‘Epiphany’]

In this edition of my Behind the Epiphany articles, I’ll focus Excerpt from Geminian and Moments. As with each installation, this is where I release some “behind the scenes” info about some pieces and what led me to write them. All my poems hold specific meanings as they reflect my mental and emotional state at different points in my life during my years in university. Here’s the last one if you missed it.


Excerpt from Geminian

What’s it about?

This excerpt is from a short story that will be included in my second book Mirror . It looks at a being that personifies the Gemini zodiac sign. It explains the being’s character in it’s entirety; their personality, the way they live and interact all from an onlooker’s POV.

Why did I write it? Who influenced it?

I’m not the biggest fan of zodiac signs and horoscopes but there was a guy in my life – who actually was a Gemini – that fit the basic characteristics of what a Gemini is supposed to be. I had looked up Geminis out of sheer intrigue if someone’s sign can really describe how a person is and was surprised by similarities I could find. The story itself will speak to the span of my relationship with this person and how it changed over two years.

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Moments

What’s it about?

Its really about that split second when you realize who you were and who you are now are drastically different; you’re unrecognizable. The moments are a self-reflection of this new version of yourself that you’ve created for someone else but aren’t happy with. It transitions from admitting something’s wrong to being determined to make everything right again.

Why did I write it? Who influenced it?

Moments was insight into how I had realized that I had changed a lot about myself to fit into the relationship I was in at the time. Someone told me I wasn’t being myself and I hadn’t really figured what they meant until I thought about the things I changed to make my relationship “better”. It’s a letter to myself to not forget that I don’t need to compromise the essence of who I am.


Hope you found these snippets insightful if you’ve read the book. If you haven’t and wanna grab a copy of the book, here are the links:

Enjoy!

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