In this poetic novel an adolescent is struggling to figure out who he is and to find his place amongst the rest of the world. When his mother is diagnosed with a neuro muscular disease he rebels against societies accepted path and begins creating a path of his own. While opening his eyes to the world his path is riddled with murder, incarcerations, lost love, and the realities of poverty. Every poem plays a role in creating the bigger picture as the young man comes full circle along his path. Will he reach the person he has been trying to become or will his thorns get the best of him?