Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Brandon Gene Petit to the blog. He is the author of a Dreams in the Womb and is here to share some information about his book. If this sound like a book that you would be interested in reading, please pick up a copy using the buy links at the bottom of the post.
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The prose poetry and verse of Brandon Gene Petit takes on a more vividly descriptive approach in this romantic, imaginative, and sometimes even erotic collection of love, life, and dream-inspired writing. Fans of romance, memoir, and fantasy alike will find something to tantalize their mental taste buds as they sample Petit’s varied lamplight glimpses altogether dark, sexy, insightful and elegant.
In a restless attempt at sleep my thoughts drift to that small, tucked away neighborhood where she carried out her womanly days… though I know not whether that is still her place of residence. A drizzle of rain now falls there in silence, just as it paints my bedroom window with the slightest of sound. An aura of glowing mist flurries around each lonely streetlight, and black streets glisten with moisture as they dip and bend in a secluded arena. Houses sleep with their ambient doorways and moth-haunted porches, like lantern-studded cottages in a quiet yet luxurious nook. An elfin bridge arches over the creek, and though I forget which house is hers I am sure it is somewhere shortly beyond this quaint spectacle.
My disembodied sight scans the glossy pavement, until I come to a numbered curb that sparks memories pleasant in their intention but sorrowful in their remoteness. I lift my head to the porch and in moments her image is realized before me, safe from the rain that seems partial to my presence in contrast. I can see her shadow in the open doorway, blocking the foyer with her shapely silhouette… one leg extended, the other knee bent; an arm above her head as she tilts her head back to let her hair caress the frame of the archway. An audacious step closer reveals green eyes glistening like the eyes of a billionaire’s bride… billowing plumes of fine brown hair spilling over her shoulders and blood-red wool hugging her curves… and tanned and freckled legs rooted in bold, black stockings that engrave her sultry stance.
Beyond her glow the culinary aromas of her Italian heritage, permeating from the kitchen where her disapproving mother bustles in earthy backsplash lights. My voiceless woman tempts me, though her family ties forbid me from entering her domain. Why must every teasing dream imitate life in its abstinence from attainable pleasure, and end face down on a cold pillow in a room heavy with destiny’s reasons? And why must every woman in her prime be guarded by a vigilant father figure… a man hell-bent on keeping his blood from crossing rivers with mine?
The music calls her name, even when it is not playing. The warm hands of God have not shaped a more viable temptress from the plumes of creation’s smoke, and when she is set in motion she incites more unrest in the heart than she does in the vacuum of my mind. A woman such as her has been designed solely for worship from afar, and I am doomed to remain a student of the cruel lessons that encircle her aforementioned beauty. She belongs in her throne of eugenic riches even more than she belongs in my open-eye fantasy… I am no knight to rescue her from a world she need not be saved from.
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Brandon Gene Petit is an underground poet who writes about everything from past lives to romance, gothic to contemporary… refusing to be bound to any one subject or mood. Already an artist, business owner, and the author of two poetry collections, he is continuously working on multiple projects… including more poetry, a full-length novel, a collection of short stories and even a collection of children’s poetry.
Petit completed his first collection of poems, “Intrinsic Desires,” after moving to New York in 2006. Years later, he expanded with “Ab Antiquo, Ab Aeterno,” which includes his newly found love of prose-poetry. To my surprise, I have discovered many who find an anchor in my writing that they can relate to… and I continue to seek them out by spreading my craft to the world.
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