Forgive the Body This Failure
Blas Falconer’s poem “A man and a woman touched” from Forgive the Body This Failure was featured in The New York Times Magazine.
On Washington Independent Review of Books’ September 2018 Best Books List.
A collection of poems that faces personal losses to explore the human sense of impermanence and to cherish what we must relinquish.
Engaging the past and the present, these poems attempt to reconcile loss and longing while also seeking to understand our own impermanence. Written in a plain-spoken voice, they are meditative, elegiac and tender.
“Heaven” from Forgive the Body This Failure
How will I get there? How will I ever know how to get there, my son asks, sobbing suddenly, months after, if you don't let me see them die.