Mourning, Day 28. A poem by Demi Anter

Gus and I try to get through the day
as best as we can:
her sleeping in the armchair,
me crying on the couch.
One foot in front of the other,
the only way we know how.
We’ve done it before.
We’ll manage again,
to get through the day
as best as we can.


Demi Anter is a poet and performer living in Berlin. Her writing has appeared in ROPES, Ninth Letter, and Belfast’s Poetry Jukebox. She has been a featured poet at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, and Poetry Ireland. Performance videos, workshops and upcoming events can be found here.

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