❝ I’m so angry at the world. I was doing so much better before the shutdown. I felt hopeful… ❞
❝ …Trying to stay sane & take care of my people even though I feel like I might break or combust at any moment. Trying to keep smiling because I’m the one who holds this family together, but it’s so fucking hard… ❞
❝…It comes in waves & sometimes I feel like I’m drowning. When the panic set in, it damn near felt like it was swallowing me whole. ❞
Viral is a collection of poems sharing fears, confessions, and hopeful moments as the world cries out during a time of turmoil. Each poem in this collection is in response to reader confessions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you so much for letting me write this collection for you.
★★★★★Wow. Some of my absolute new favorites are in this collection. Viral was a breath of fresh, poignant air that I didn’t want to breathe out. Under The Cover Book Blog
★★★★★Incredibly moving and relatable. As people keep saying,“we’re all in this together” J.R. Rogue has a series of poems written for people, but this felt more raw to me. Maybe it’s seething the names they’re dedicated to? Maybe it’s because it’s the reality of the world right now? Made me feel emotional for sure! Tiffany S, Goodreads Review
★★★★★I can feel strong emotion while reading this poetry collection. It’s so raw, perfect from everything we’ve been feeling during these critical times. Somehow, I feel like I could connect to the people mentioned in each dedication. I’m glad Rogue wrote this for us to read. It’s what I needed right now. Lee, Goodreads Review
★★★★★You feel the emotion the moment you begin. We are living through all these new experiences now and Rogue gives us this beautiful collection of work that had my eyes filling up the moment I began to read. You will feel a sense of togetherness and a sense of hope even in the dark times we all felt. While some chose to remain anonymous and others not, Rogue was collection all what they were saying out so we all could relate to the feelings on the pages. Viral is proof that while we are distant from one another we truly aren’t always. Daniele, Goodreads Review