Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Original Hope" by Lauren Camp

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July 26, 2017

Original Hope

Lauren Camp

About This Poem


"In late 2015, my father was diagnosed with 'moderate stage dementia, most likely Alzheimer's.' Anyone who has experience with this disease learns, sometimes again and again, to return to this hour, this moment, today. Rather than focus on the continual losses, or ask how much further there is to fall, you are reminded to reaffirm the entire picture of now, a now in exploded perspective, a now outside the lines of past or future."
—Lauren Camp


Lauren Camp is the author of One Hundred Hungers (Tupelo Press, 2016). She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Photo credit: Anna Yarrow

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One Hundred Hungers

(Tupelo Press, 2016)

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