vViIrRuUsS: I Never Forget
I read poetry regularly, but don’t often review it because it can be so personal. When I had the opportunity to read “vViIrRuUsS: I Never Forget” by Jazalyn, I thought the concept was intriguing. Through her poetry, the author creates for us the story of a world battered by three different robotic viruses. There is a virus that causes a pandemic, which is painfully familiar to us all as we still struggle with COVID-19. A second virus seeks to erase memories and try to make a future possible. The third virus seeks to discover a path forward for humanity, if that is even possible.
The concept of this collection is ambitious, and the author does a terrific job accomplishing her goal. As each poem leads to the next, you get drawn into the world where this apocalyptic path is developing. Some of the ideas explored by this collection of poems include those of good and evil, right and wrong, fairness and unfairness, desolation and destruction, survival and recovery. The author’s work is impassioned, and when you get involved in the progression of poems, the experience becomes intense.