This Frozen Ocean in My Chest is Getting Crowded

This poem made a strong impression on me when I read it because, unfortunately, I can relate.  It’s called “This Frozen Ocean in My Chest is Getting Crowded” by Justin Hyde and currently appears in Word Riot.  It starts:

“last night
my aunt down in
kirksville missouri
went in her sleep.

a year ago
i watched
my only grandpa stop
on a hospice bed
in his living room.”

To read the entire poem, go here.  To see the Word Riot homepage, go here.

If you like Hyde’s work, he has quite a few poems and a couple of stories posted at Thieves Jargon.  You can view them here or visit the Thieves Jargon homepage here.

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