A Taste of "Fillet of Soul with a Dark Night Glaze"

Reggie Marra


In this reflective piece, the author explores the circumstances that led to his writing a poem that attempts to capture a human perspective on 13.8 billion years of evolution in about 6 minutes. Invited by the chair of a national convention to write something that would "disrupt" the attendees in a way that changed their consciousness, the author found himself amid an exploration of his own beliefs, values and worldview -- an exploration that continues to raise more questions than provide answers.


personal transformation; community transformation; collective autobiography

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