Does Your House Have Lions? Sonia Sanchez
Weight: 3.8 oz
Method of Disposal: Leaving Somewhere
It seems like in the late nineties I was buying a lot of current literature. I was buying things and reading them the same year they came out. I must have been more adventurous then. Really, I am sure it was just that I had more time, money, and a bookstore employee discount. If I buy or check out a book now, I usually look for a nonfiction topic I am into or for an author I know. I am embarrassed to say that I do not give many new writers a chance—unless I read a good short story from them. I miss the days of grabbing a book off the shelf and taking it home just because of the title, because it spoke to me, or because I happened to like the color in that moment.
I just re-read Does Your House Have Lions? There is something about the poetry surrounding illness and death that engulfs me, almost drowns me. I have not read a lot of poetry in recent years, and I absolutely have learned that I cannot write it. I respect someone who can, and I did enjoy this book when I first read it in the nineties and still now.