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Gritty, full of lamentation; work that unapologetically explores the ugliest parts of grief either insidiously or with their bare bones.


She knows that he is suffering, too. But her grief seems more than one lifetime’s worth.

Self-Portrait of A Sinking Orphan

i find my mother’s sun-dried/face plastered against the windows–/she looks as foreign as the language/of my grief and the absence of/her skin and my faith

I Piss in a Bedpan

Doctors call me: I answer/If I love you: it’s straight to voice mail