MORE by Shannon Frost Greenstein
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In MORE. Shannon Greenstein asks deep questions and the answers come back with radical honesty. MORE. is an exploration of the world though the lens of mental illness; a reflection on joy and trauma and gratitude and heartbreak, and amongst these the daily life that goes on regardless.
The poems and prose in MORE. investigate dark situations and states of mind that are too often part of human lived experience: including self-harm, suicidal ideation and eating disorders.
Death lingers, unseen, with every twinge and ache.
A promise of loss and grief camouflaged
by love, and growth, and society’s demand
that blessings rain on the mother.
I am lucky. Lucky twice.
She is unlucky. Eleven times.