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I Don’t Have a Pill for That
Transcript of I Don’t Have a Pill for That
As we take things for granted
seeing everyday things as interpreting them differently (in an empathetic way)
gives insight on how it feels to be halfway through life and her thoughts and emotions
Talks about memories
things to look back at
I Don't Have a Pill for That - Deborah Landau
It scares me to watch
a woman hobble along
the sidewalk, hunched adagio
leaning on -
there's so much fear
I could draw you a diagram
of the great reduction
all of us will soon
The wedding is over.
Summer is over.
Life please explain.
The book is nearly halfway read.
I don't have a pill for that,
the doctor said.
Raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan
resides in Brooklyn with her husband, sons, and daughter
teaches and directs the Creative Writing program at Columbia University
Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, Poetry, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, selected for The Best American Poetry
Personification: "Life please explain".
Imagery: “It scares me to watch / a woman hobble along / the sidewalk, hunched adagio”.
Stanza: Throughout the whole poem. Dividing up ideas