Family, A Natural Wonder by Alex Cuff is a chapbook-length exploration of family, love, and how these impact and shape identity, as evidenced in brief in one of the collection’s titular poems:
FAMILY, A NATURAL WONDER
We couldn’t agree on a location to dispose the body so we didn’t.
We stuffed organs into Costco-sized jars of maraschino cherries.
We sensed humor where there was some.
We were haven and humanoid.
We wept collections of TNT.
We failed before we thought to act.
Our failures came in large and manageable pieces.