Freedom, justice, and equality absent being equitably accessible and evenly distributed, become shallow political premises that mock liberty. The author, through the use of poetic prose, has interrogated what said principles look like, or sometimes feel like, to those who have bravely questioned circumstantial structures that deny them some of those basic rights. Minorities, women, and those of unpopular religious conviction sometimes fall to the margins of societal importance. Poems that touch on love and humor, too, provide a counterbalance to the status quo. These poems provide a breath of fresh air to that which is stale in these times.