Facing the Beast is a story of the mind depicting grief, mental illness, and the effects of child sexual abuse. How does the mind continue to unravel after enduring years of abuse as a child? How does one try to cope with that leftover trauma along with added unresolved grief? Written in a snarky collection of thirty poems, some of which are simple illustrations, readers have a chance to get inside the author's head and witness a damaged woman's struggle to overcome these tragic experiences. This chapbook brings forth difficult and uncomfortable subjects to the table, with just the right hint of sarcasm and dark humor.