“I am here to say
I escaped the very bonds
that constraint me from believing
I wrote myself a mental invoice
that could never be removed…”
Jemot is a collection of poetry by Nyair A. Maat. One can describe it in many different ways. It is indelibly vivacious at times, and pensive at others. The poet draws proverbial caricatures, sometimes to reflect upon a phenomena and sometimes as raw self-expression that feeds on itself.
As you delve deeper into this eclectic ensemble, you will find motifs which hint at joy of living, being inspired by an emotion, or marveling at a certain fleeting experience in life. The texture of his poems is egalitarian and you may feel as if the feelings being elucidated uniquely belong to you.
But at their core, Maat’s work is an exploration of a multi-faceted existence and the many surprises that it heralds. You are invited to visit each poem and ponder over the sentimental vestiges of what each stanza reflects.
And like good art, one or more of his poems will leave with more questions than they answer. As you continue, perhaps a random thought will erupt within you and implore you to give it meaning.