A collection of poems entered for the Attys awards, 2012. The judges saw fit to shortlist this work and I thank them for this recognition, although what matters to me above all is to engage with an audience. Recognition helps but is only a means to this end. Greatest thanks go to all those who read the work. I hope it leaves a positive impression. I also took great pleasure and inspiration in reading many of the other collections entered for the Attys, including some fine collections that did not make the shortlist.