Contemporary Poem about Loss
January 12, 2013 3:39 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for a poem that was published in Granta magazine sometime between 1992-1995. It wasn't in a poetry-only issue.

The poem was about loss and the numbness of being recovered from loss. It was nostalgic and sweet. It was written by a man, I am pretty sure.

Two images I remember from the poem are a little boy (the author) calling his friend from across the street to come see the biggest shit he had ever taken and the author being stunned that it didn't hurt any more to think about a phone breakup that made him drop the handset in pain.

I am pretty sure the word was "shit" not equivalent.
posted by Duffington to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
Granta's got a pretty impressive archive search that claims to search full text of all their content back to issue 1 and I'm not finding it. Is it more likely that you misremembered the magazine it was in, or that there might be other keywords besides the ones listed in your question, do you think?
posted by jessamyn at 4:26 PM on January 12, 2013

Maybe it wasn't Granta, but it was a similar publication. I tried "toilet," "dump," and "crap" and got no hits. Thanks for the archive search, I'll keep trying.
posted by Duffington at 9:19 PM on January 12, 2013

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