Zachary Welsh’s Thoughts on Hypoesthesia by Laurie Clements Lambeth

With her poem Hypoesthesia, author Laurie Clements Lambeth is attempting to portray to her readers, what he life is like with a physical disability that can often result in pain and loss of physical sensation. Lambeth’s poem discusses the subject matter in a very personal way and brings to life the disability that is part of her everyday life. In her poem, Lambeth is striving to portray to readers the lack of sensation and her inability to share life’s most intimate moments with her significant other. With her poem, Hypoesthesia, Laurie Clements Lambeth is not only describing to readers what having this disability is like, but she is getting them as close as possible to understanding how her disability negatively affects her life.

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