while dosing his words with widely recognized and widely loved pop-culture, all while keeping the theme of brotherhood alive and strong. Obermuller then transfers to the mind of love. Through these poems we see that love has many natures. Obermuller shows us that love can be challenging, demanding, rewarding, while making us laugh at the same time. His last poem ‘The Platinum Life’ resembles that of a CD, but a story of a CD is not the story Obermuller is telling us with this poem. He’s telling the story of human love. We love, we lose, and we love again. Partners come through and pass by leaving their mark, which we either look back on in joy or regret. The beauty in Obermuller’s poems is not found in the style and language he chooses to bring life to his work, but through the way his poems comment on life. Obermuller knows that there are aspects we all live through, aspects that control our being, and with his poems he gives a voice to these aspects hoping that they will be heard.
The final draft of my first chapbook, submitted for my college poetry course.