To an Imaginary Shrink • Larissa Harmsen

How could I not have known? To think
I was so sure – I was that happy –
I’m mad. I’m sad. I need a drink.
How could I not have known to think
of life rafts? Even dreamboats sink.
Believing love songs means you’re sappy.
(How could I not have known? To think:
I was.) So, sure: I was that. Happy?


Larissa Harmsen lives just outside of Cape Town 
with her husband, where she is working on 
being an artist without losing her mind. She's 
currently shopping her first collection, A Fistful 
of Wet Earth.