Ways To Upset Your Mother

Hey! I haven’t spoken to you in a little while. First and foremost, thank you so much for being a part of the Eyes + Words community. Since January twenty fifteen, hundreds of poems and stories have been shed on to this platform from myself and people like you. This place has kind of out of nowhere grown to a community of over thirty one hundred people which still boggles my mind to this day. I think one of the things I love most about this experience is connecting with other like minded souls that don’t care about crossing the line between normal and strange. We’re all degrees of strange, and it’s only when we embrace that fact that beautiful things tend to happen.

Speaking of strange, my good friend Alex Grabovskiy, a.k.a the great Sasha Grafit;

has just released his first book Ways To Upset Your Mother and I absolutely love it. It’s a prime example of allowing yourself to wander into the dark corners of your psyche and being alright with creating something from whatever the experience may be. Along with the story, Sasha also provides his own brand of illustration which marries the reading experience with a humorous edge. Check out this excerpt that he so graciously allowed us to share:

“She tries to corrupt my conscience and turn it against me. But when she’s talking, I let the nonsense in and out of my ear. Approximately one hundred of “did you hear?” Is more than she can bear. She’s upset, you see. And I did it. Haw haw! Hee hee. ME! Oh, I’ll tell you how to upset your mother. It’s easier than anything other. One way: simply disappear.”

To read his whole book Ways To Upset Your Mother , go to

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of you that continue to email and share your poetry with Eyes + Words. Can’t say enough that it’s all of you that makes this place special. Hopefully I’ll do more of these sorta kinda updates in the future if you’d like. I hope you all have a meaningful day and I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes I shared last week, “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”

Don’t Mind Me, I’m Just Gonna Keep Staring Into This Jackson Pollock

19 comments on “Ways To Upset Your Mother

  1. Congrats. And nice speech, it a great site. Carry on pondering.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tmezpoetry


    Liked by 1 person

  3. Katelyn Hawkes


    Liked by 1 person

  4. I second your statement about blogging, and I’m glad to be following this blog!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. “We are all degrees of strange”

    Liked by 2 people

  6. I'm kinda excited about autumn too… and La Senza have a half price sale right!? I went on sadturay and brought loads of cute bits too… :-)Sami xx

    Liked by 1 person

  7. hi ,
    I am new here.may i know more about the community and its working. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Lov ittt😍😍😍

    Liked by 1 person

  9. I haven’t read it now but it sounded awesome and I’m going to read it tonight also I just joined this community and feels great to read such amazing poems and thoughts and I’ve just started to write on WordPress and can’t keep my hands off of it.
    P.S nice blog

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Thank you

    Liked by 1 person

What Do You Think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: