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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
Two people hugging, empty fire escapes leading up (or down) zigzagging the side of a building, long-vacant hallways, almost empty, and a figure walking off into the distance, following a path through the woods. Photographs of time and place, of thoughts and inspirations. Of life. And then there’s poetry. “That’s how it should be.” Life is full of images, past, present, and future, like photographs recording what has happened to explain what is happening, to understand what might happen. Life is full of words, describing metaphorically the meaning, life’s meaning, if there is such a thing. And purpose: life must have a purpose. “Working towards your goals/ Luck will always follow.” And profound advice: “Live like there’s no tomorrow…../ Life sucks, but it’s perfect/ Cause there’s nothing like it.”
Malik Allen’s chapbook, I’m Lost, But I’m A Little Found, is one man’s journey of self-discovery, a journey documented in poetry and photographs. He shares his thoughts and aspirations in vivid detail, using free verse to unveil his perspective of so many aspects of life: living, dying, loving, friends, and so much more. The collection sparks contemplation and consideration of changes: we all face changes in life, but how we deal with these changes varies from one person to another. Malik faced these changes with words and images, profound, deep, inspirational and very thought-provoking. Malik Allen’s I’m Lost, But I’m A Little Found is a book that needs to be nurtured and studied multiple times. It might be one man’s journey through change, but it can also help the reader on their own personal journey through life.