Examining the relationship between consciousness and body, this collection of poetry penetrates hidden emotions contained by vital organs, offering new perspectives on loss and alienation that are both hilarious and startling. Through her powerful images, including those of organ transplant, lower-order creatures, and characters of the mythic underworld, Roorda boldly examines the root of courage, revealing the haunting truth behind this mysterious force.
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regret persists in the form of a small animal
Ode on a Lazy Eye
absence of light acknowledges the support altruism Anonymous awake beach beating BODY Hereafter body inside body chest Chicken Feet Soup chill Closer to Real cold Compost Cons of Ghosts COURAGE UNDERGROUND crisp crow cygnet dark death dream Earwig ENTER THE BONES excised expect to wake eyes face feather feeling floating forget fresh buttercups frogs geese gnat grey Guernica Editions Inc hair hand heart hemp heron hovering human imagine June Bugs kidney kiss knew knife Ladybug lake legs lipstick liver lover lure mittens moral scale morning moth mother muscle neck night Ontario pain persists POETS pound of flesh prayer chain quilt ROORDA scab seagull's Seagulls silent sizzle skin skipping rope sleep slightest touch slip Slow Letters small animal smell soft step streetcar surprised suture swans Three a.m. VITAL ORGAN weight wings woman worm wrists