With love

Poetry

Placenta

how do we perceive what is real that is

not filtered through the gauze of our experience.

in the glyph of your rejection you said your 

favorite part of life was after crying, 

the heaving in your chest post-partum—the feeling of stopping.

you tell yourself that life has made you wise 

but it hasn’t

It has just left you shivering

Elizabeth Hsieh