Dark poetry from author and artist Brian Thomas Armstrong. Brian Thomas Armstrong is a literary traveler of life, love, and the pursuit of blissfully beautiful and exotic surroundings. He is 53 years young, and is currently retired after being a commercial construction contractor for 20+ years. He joined the Army at 17 and was stationed in Germany during the beginning of the 1980’s. Mr. Armstrong was deployed in a military mission escorting a convoy of Nuclear Missiles to the East/West German border (“Iron Curtain”), when U.S. President Reagan was shot in an assassination attempt in 1981. His unit was not pulled back until the president was taken out of surgery and expected to live. This experience changed his life spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually forever.