The original poem, Things I Can’t Remember, has been published in the new anthology book Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out from the Shadow of Abuse, sponsored by the League of Minnesota Poets.
According to the League’s website, “Upon Waking: 58 Voices Speaking Out from the Shadow of Abuse gives victims a place to share how the abuse felt, how abuse lingers, and what they have done to heal and move forward. These poems show that abusive experiences affect us all, and if we speak up, we can change our culture for the better.”
Things I Can’t Remember is an original piece by Julie Grossman that inspired the song of the same name.
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