Title: Small Dreams of a Scorpion
Author: Spike Milligan
Page Count: 96
This is a collection of some of Milligan’s poetry, but it’s a little different to some of his other stuff because it’s less silly and playful and more harrowing. That’s because a bunch of these poems are actually written about Milligan’s mental health issues, and he was a high profile sufferer of depression even back when there was a stigma. Better still, there’s none of his usual casual racism present here. Yay.