Anne Carson

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Carson, Anne

Last Updated: Apr-24-2006
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Duffin, Jacalyn

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Poem


A woman begins the morning by assessing her mother's mood through her reaction to breakfast toast. They are off to visit her father who has dementia and no memory of his past as a war hero, or of his present as husband and parent. Yet a fleeting smile suggests that, on some level, unbeknownst to him and inaccessible to them, remain shreds of the same person.

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