Published by Nikolai Kane
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Thank you so much to everybody who shared this, whether you did it on tumblr, facebook, instagram, twitter, snapchat or whatever! I really put a heart and a half into this little book and it excites me so much that you guys are interested in my writing.
Some of you were more involved in my process than others, though, so with that I’d like to gratefully acknowledge:
Aya, for your beautiful work on the cover. Without you, this book would probably look like a hobo.
Nicole, for being my earth, my stars, my moon. I don’t know how you deal with me but I love you more than life itself.
Cindy, for letting me rant at her whenever I needed the stress reliever, for our very late night calls, and for letting me spam poetry to her skype at all hours of the day.
Garrett, for supporting me and keeping me grounded. You’re a pain to deal with sometimes but I honestly love you so much. You’re such a great friend and your words of wisdom have helped me a lot, even if I prefer to ignore them often.
Liz, you are amazing and beautiful and I love you more than Persephone. You are one of my muses and the best thought bouncing board I could ever have. Your help, your support and just your attitude in general are things I don’t know how I ever lived without.
Howard, for being such a pessimistic brat.
Hyori, Ali and Lily, because I love you guys so much, but I’m trying to be space conservative here.
Sara, for being awake when I need her to be. Your UK time is a blessing and even if you’re not a poetry person, I’m glad to know that if all else fails, I have you as a fan.
Morgan, you are a fantastic friend, even if I hate your highways. I know you’ll be an amazing teacher and I’m so proud of you.
Ryuu and Mica, for appreciating my poetry when nobody else did, and for pushing me, unknowingly or otherwise, into doing this.
Paul, for just being a fantastic human being.
Rachel and Katie, for being two of my favourite people, for being there when nobody else was, for being supportive even when I sound silly. I hope that I see you soon, and that you know that no matter what happens, you two will always have a place in my heart.
Lucas, you’re a twig.
And finally, to Mr. Young, Mr. Collyer, and Mrs. Stefanick because even if you’re not my teachers anymore, I am forever grateful to still have you in my life.
Dedicated to Kate Lisa and Jasmine, whose losses I still feel. I’m glad that I got to spend the time with you guys that I did. I will forever miss you two.