The Beast At Your Side by Holly Day

IN this poem the transition from solitude to companionship is depicted as both a loss and a rebirth. The speaker mourns the loss of their solitary dreams and space, suggesting that relationships involve sacrifice and a reevaluation of one's dreams and priorities. Yet, there's an underlying acknowledgment of the deep, intimate connection formed with the other person, signifying a willingness to embrace this new identity despite the changes it brings.

What there is to Lose

Day's use of detailed, everyday examples (such as "Chinese pepper salt") juxtaposed with the more serious concerns (like "problems with his mother") underlines the vast range of topics that can become focal points in a partner's attempts to connect. The poem thoughtfully explores the internal conflict between genuine connection and the performance of interest, suggesting that love and fear can coexist, each feeding into actions that aim to preserve the bond, even if those actions involve a certain level of pretense.

Take It

"Take It" is a powerful exploration of the depths of desire, the pain of transformation, and the fleeting beauty of connection, all conveyed through a rich tapestry of wild and human imagery.

It's a poem that delves into the raw, visceral experiences of desire, transformation, and identity through a series of vivid and intense imagery. The poem intertwines elements of the wild, the innocent, and the human, creating a tapestry of metaphors that explore the depths of human emotion and connection.

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