Splinters by Ben Ditmars and Susie Clevenger #newrelease #poetry #books

Hello, everyone. I am pleased to announce mine and Susie Clevenger’s new release Splinters is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle. The official release date is October 31st.

You can also get a copy of the paperback right now.

Splinters is a collection of poetry for young adults and teens which deals with life experience and lessons learned from them. Friendship, romance, rejection, being cool – all of it is here. and here.

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Here are a few samples:

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Iowa

I met her on a dating app.

she had to be the one.

or something like it.

maybe, the sexy way

she typed was irresistible

or, i just needed

an overland adventure.

but i took my car

across state lines

through Indiana,

Illinois and so.

much. traffic.

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Anti-Cinderella

High school prom

was a pastel promenade

around the gym to see

who had out prettied who.

I Halloweened myself

into the mix with bright orange.

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Heroes (like Mr. Bollinger)

He never was a hero

Or a role model but

The fact he taught us

And abused a student

Stung – like we were left

While he was

Waiting for a victim

to undress.

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Plus Size Dreams

I never wanted to be swept off my feet,

being chubby taught me too much about weight.

I just wanted a boy who would walk with me

through the stares, and pick me first when

whispers had kids choosing sides.

 

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#NEWRELEASE Sleeping with Earth

My new poetry collection Sleeping with Earth is available for pre-order! I’ve been working on it for sometime. The release date is September 29th.

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Here’s a sample:

Procreation

in the beginning,

before heavy elements

or stars

magnetism rested in

the dark sensation

of a solar breath.

 

Sleeping with Earth

Cold sweat, saliva

While the door slammed beneath us

My lips never left.

“Resist and she dies”

He told me as a hangman

Mocks the innocent.

And I surrendered

Like she was nothing less than

My entire world.

 

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Kat at Aeternum Designs did an amazing job on the cover. It really goes with the message of my collection: the power and emotion behind nature.

Nature calls from the depths of itself, heating embers of a flame lost to global warming and withering romance. Hear voices find their truth as weeds tangle with free-verse and haiku poetry.

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Available on Amazon:

US: https://www.amazon.com/Sleeping-Earth-Ben-Ditmars-ebook/dp/B01M0EI7MQ/

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sleeping-Earth-Ben-Ditmars-ebook/dp/B01M0EI7MQ/