Todd, Mark – The Pain Tree
The Pain Tree
“Angst-ridden” indeed. This is a collection of poems from teenagers, only one of them being Mark, about how bad everything is in the world and how man is destroying things. Which would be kind of dull after a while, frankly, without Mark’s drawing to liven things up a bit. Poems in here are about television, rain, pain, a polluted river, a fool, a mistake, and a savage beating, among other things. It’s worth the price just to see Mark’s interpretations, and there are some OK poems in here too, if that’s your thing. It’s $2, contact info is up there!