Not, I must admit, one of my favorite Gabbert poems, though I really like the bourbon-beauty-brother list. (I assume I should be gleaning something from the distinction between "you must change your life" and "you should change your life," but I can't, really.)
There's a huge difference! And/or the difference is subtle.
The ending is my favorite part, though I do like the entire poem. The Kiss by Klimt popped in my mind, its history, etc.
Thank you. I'm always paranoid about things being overly sentimental.
This kills me. "my brother loves me/ but he doesn't miss me."!
Thanks for reading Jeff! I spent some time with your manuscript yesterday, by the way -- love it!!
Favorite parts are the rhythm of the line breaks, and the line quoted by Jeff. I have no less-favorite parts.
Thank you :)
The brother line got me in a soft spot, too. And this *is* one of my favorite Gabbert poems. (John shared it on Facebook and I kept the tab open all week. I feel like that doesn't sound like as high a praise as it did in my tab-addled mind). Be less fearful of sentimentality! You won't lose your edge.
Thank you sweet! I find that high praise indeed.
The link doesn't work anymore but this one does:http://thecollagist.com/the-collagist/2012/11/11/after-the-piano.html