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Separation Anxiety

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102 pages18 minutes

Summary

This collection of poems and photographs explores the emotions that come up when things end.

Everyone breaks up at one time or another. Whether the relationship is a seemingly happy one that comes to a crashing halt when the other person suddenly wants out, or a miserable existence that neither person quite has the courage to get out of until the day that one or both can take no more, the truth is that most relationships end. Unless you opt out of relationships altogether, this keeps happening until you find that one person with whom you can be happy. Sometimes even that relationship ends.

We’re not often encouraged to talk about these emotions. Sometimes it’s because they make us uncomfortable; sometimes it’s because they make the people around us uncomfortable. Unfortunately, when we don’t talk about them, they find other ways to come out, to make us acknowledge them—and then we end up having even more work to do...

Also included are reproductions (scans) of 24 Polaroid photographs that complement the overall theme. For those with compatible e-readers, the color photographs will appear in color (they appear in black-and-white in the print edition).

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