By Adria Amos
Published: October 6, 2011.
In this book of poems, one speaker explores her roles as a daughter, mother, wife, and more with emotional honesty. She examines both her effect on members of her family and their effect on her, good and bad, in an attempt to discover universal experiences of contemporary families. The poems are mostly free verse with the exception of "Sonnet." The title poem inspires the structure of the book.