In her poetry collection Broken Metronome, Connie Post explores the rhythms of life and loss through the lens of her brother's death from Parkinson's disease. She uses the medical language of Parkinson's, such as "hypokinesia" (slow or diminished movement), to create a powerful portrait of the physical and emotional toll that the disease takes on its sufferers.
Post's poems are written in the space between direct care and memory. They are intimate and honest, as she reflects on her brother's illness and death. She also writes about the love and support that she and her family provided to him during his illness.
The poems in Broken Metronome are a testament to the power of love and the resilience of the human spirit. They are a must-read for anyone who has ever experienced loss or illness.