New Pages Review of “Pieces of Light”

Pieces of Light – New Pages Review

“Pieces of Light” is enchanting. Before the poem starts, Carey Taylor gives a quote from American Academy of Family Physicians: “The brain MRI scan is the most useful test for confirming the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. MS lesions appear as areas of high signal, predominantly in the cerebral white matter or spinal cord.” The first and last stanzas both begin by referring to how it started “so simply.” Here is the last:

It started so simply,
a leg that didn’t work
then two, so she came on four
with lovelies from her garden.

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