Poem: “Ekdekhesthai” by Emilia Phillips
Source: West Branch
Favorite Line/Phrase: “Sometimes I half/ expect to peel a clementine/ & find nothing inside.”
Response: Worth noting that my high school Ancient Greek failed me here, and I had to look up the title. It means “to take up” and forms most of our term, synecdoche. The two things I love most in this poem are the line breaks and the balance between daily, earthily details and profound contemplation. I will need to read this one quite a few more times.