I found Free Boat impossible not to love. It is more than a collection of poetry. Free Boat has essays, as well as sonnets. It blows itself away with its own overblown explanations of the hows and wherefores of each sonnet. You don’t even have to read these. You can buy the book and read the sonnets. Also included are pictures of John Reed mug shots, and commercial businesses with the brand name Reed. Information included as well is a family history and the reason behind the name Free Boat.
The sonnets are ethereal, memories of past relationships, slipping and gone. Free Boat is a look at relationships, husbands, wives, mistakes, lies and regrets. This is a more grown up view on love and it is zany.
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