Closet Issues: A Poet’s Journey into the Dark Places is a book of short stories I wrote in poetic form. It’s interesting because I never thought myself much of a poet. But that’s how these stories came to me, in verse instead of narrative. For a number of years, in a previous life, I was a social worker. I worked on the front line of child abuse and neglect. It was hard work and I saw some things on a daily basis that broke my heart and nearly my spirit. Closet Issues was written in homage to all those who suffered in silence, thinking no one was listening… but I was….