The poems in this collection are snapshots of suburban fatherhood, philosophical musings on our limited temporal existence, and rants about an absurd world. McPherson reflects the world back to us as if we were seeing it through a series of wonky carnival ride mirrors. Sometimes the images are so outlandish that all you can do is laugh, and other times you can make out the ghostly apparition of death with his arm snugly wrapped around your shoulder. Whatever reflections of joy, sadness, fear, horror, or love may be observed, the truth always radiates in subtle waves, bringing the world into sharper focus. Grab hold of the safety bar and prepare to go on the ride, which is your life.