EXERCISING DEMONS #3, $?, 5½” x 8½”, copied, 22 pgs.

May 28, 2019

Don’s latest issue of Exercising Demons was made in preparation for the Tulsa Hard Copy Zine Faire. He opens by reflecting on his realization in 2018 that he has depression. He reflects on who he has been over the years and how he’s changed. Don began to look back through writings he had from 1993 to 1998. In doing so he came to see how long his depression went undiagnosed. Thus, the pieces in the rest of the twenty pages of the zine are free verse poetry. A lot of hurt feelings, anger, and depression is displayed here. Kudos to Don for working through things, especially for sharing his writing from over twenty years ago. That is a gutsy move. I’m glad that the vast majority of my scribblings and thoughts are no longer around for people to read. And kudos to Don, also, for getting the help he needs with his depression. –Kurt Morris ([email protected])