This collection of 116 poems reveals the insight, wit and wisdom of one of Southern California's most widely published and respected poets. A fixture in the poetry landscape of San Diego for two decades, JON WESICK shows in this effort why audiences have been smiling, laughing and cringing with him for years. Jon hosts Southern California’s best ice cream parlor poetry reading and is a regional editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual. He hopes that he’s passed on some of what he’s learned from his pursuits in the hundreds of poems and stories he’s published in journals such as Atlanta Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Metal Scratches, Pearl, Slipstream, Space and Time, Tales of the Talisman, and Zahir. The editors of Knot Magazine nominated his story “The Visitor” for a Pushcart Prize. His poem “Meditation Instruction” won the Editor’s Choice Award in the 2016 Spirit First Contest, and his poem “Bread and Circuses” won second place in the 2007 African American Writers and Artists Contest.