The pieces you are about to read are not just poetry. These pieces are my diary. It is a growing experience for me and hopefully for you too. Some of the pieces are riddles … Some of the pieces are to be taken literally; others are not. You decide. – Jesse Cougot This is a collection of poetry about the trials and tribulations of a young man’s life. The compelling prose addresses confusion, meditation, spirituality (or sometimes lack thereof), sexuality, anger, resentment, love, lust, freedom, heaven, hell, masochism, suicidal tendencies, suicidal attempts, actual suicide, politics, and all the other ways the young author has chosen to express his emotions, both positive and negative. Readers will find it difficult to put down Rudimentary, one man’s deeply moving expressions of his personal life experiences.