A Sea of Residual Thoughts


A Sea of Residual Thoughts is at once a diverse collection of poems, a transformative experience, a necessary wake-up call, and an intimate portrait of a young black man. With sensitivity, honesty, brazenness, and hard-earned wisdom, author Arpell Haggins Jr. explores the many elements of life that can either thwart your progression or set you free–his empowering and lyrical verses encourage the latter, to thrive rather than to survive.

This vibrant debut features twenty poems, each an essential piece of the mind that produced them. The words here are not always gentle and are not always easy–instead, they challenge the mind to move past outdated, banal, and mundane routines and to evolve to a higher plane where the individual is unique and adored, but offers him or herself to a greater whole.