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“And This Too Comes Apart” by Heather Christle (Better Magazine)

8 Apr

A new Heather Christle poem makes a day jump up the ladder a little bit more, the idea of “seeing” not turned on its head, but turned into a new head altogether. This poem “And This Too Comes Apart” battles death and motherhood, choices and weird joy. I love the unpredictability in the emotions of this poem, how as the thought process continues into these BIG ISSUES, like in life, the emotions flip and flop, jumble and jangle.

People agree with sleep
They nod into it
but death they sometimes fight off
until they can’t
and then
from their graves
they stick out their tongues

Good for them
Good for the people

Check out the entirety of this poem, and maybe even let Heather read it to you!