From the blissful moments in my bedroom out to the bedlam of the world around us all, I contrive to paint portraits of myself, us, and how everything meshes together into a confounding jumble of images. The good, the bad and the ugly are all presented here, as well as the occasional heartfelt sentiment. Veering unpredictably from deadly serious thoughts to playful whimsy, rhyme to free verse, and poetry to prose, these poems capture a world on fire, and a humble nobody trying to find happiness in a burning house. Philosophically, I believe that we understand the world in terms of partial truths, never able to simultaneously contemplate every facet of a thing, let alone a person, a society, or all of existence. Our intellects are limited by the singular perspective that confines us to a very limited understanding of any phenomenon. That's where the power of imagery comes in. Art, literature and poetry can overcome to a large degree the weakness of our intellects, and help us feel what we are in relation to the world. Presented here are my partial truths that both entertain the reader and illustrate the sublime power of poetry. Adult reading.