Episode 4 · June 8th, 2022 · 47 mins 16 secs

About this Episode

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Thrust into mortality
New and unbroken yet
And you,
Having just crossed the valley,
With tender reach
Pull me close to your body
Which was broken for me.
In your safety,
Your heartbeat communicates to me
Of love
Of possession –
I belong to you.
In that moment,
I alone am your world.
I alone am your joy.

Poems read by Aunt Kash:

Triolet Against Sister, Phyllis McGinley

Sisters are always drying their hair.
Locked into rooms, alone,
They pose at the mirror, shoulders bare,
Trying this way and that their hair,
Or fly importunate down the stair
To answer a telephone.
Sisters are always drying their hair,
Locked into rooms, alone.

Troilet Against Sisters with notes by Aunt Kash's mom

Emily Dickinson poem recited by Aunt Kash's mom:

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Also, if any of you are interested, I recently self-published a couple books of poetry and they are for sale on Amazon.com (only in paperback at the moment).

My books

Episode image is my mother and my sister, Melissa.