We Were Always Eating Expired Things
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WE WERE ALWAYS EATING EXPIRED THINGS
by Cheryl Julia Lee
published by Math Paper Press
We Were Always Eating Expired Things is centred on our innate desire for connection, both physical and emotional. The poems deal with the impossibility of such an endeavour and celebrate our persistence in striving anyway.
At its core, the collection is built around a very wise line from a Beatles song: I want to hold your hand. I want to hold your hand with no further expectations. I want to hold your hand instead of telling you I understand when I don’t. I want to hold your hand although we don’t always get along. I want to hold your hand despite the calluses, scratches, and scars that get in the way. I want to hold your hand knowing I’ll have to let it go one day.
I just want to hold your hand.
- paperback with cover flap: 52 pages
- product dimensions: 125 x 210 mm
- ISBN: 9789810918774