Lydia Davis's Head, Heart

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As humans, the journey through life means forming emotional attachments to each other. The first type of attachment we form is with our family. Eventually, people grow older and form emotional attachments to individuals outside the family, as friends. Then later in life, the possibility of developing romantic relationships can arise. However, each person at some point must face the reality that the people they have bonded with will depart this world. Similarly, one must also deal with the new assortment of emotions that follow after a passing or separation. In Lydia Davis’s poem “Head, Heart”, she depicts a conversation between a head and a grief-stricken heart, which represents the internal conflict between logic and emotion following a separation
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