Instructions for Lies and Flowers
The poems in Instructions for Lies and Flowers are intense and urgent missives from the heart. Through her meticulously honed phrases and achingly vivid images, Miller Adams provides loving but often anguished insights into a brilliant mind clouded by delusion, and a parent's sense of powerlessness. Rich in detail, imbued with terrifying and "blue consumptive" angels, this is a deeply moving collection, compassionate and grounded.
Frances Boyle, author of This White Nest and Tower
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They haunt her with questions
It should have a soft shell,
Only blurred photos,
Her parents worked hard for a living.
(from Instructions for Lies and Flowers)