"As Is" tells the heroic story: loss, struggle, victory, and how god is milk and throat at once, and rock and child, & how the future leaks outlandishly into the present. That the reason humans exist (now didn't you ever want to know that?), the reason for humans is that we can love. It's our job because that's what we were built to do. Join the Divine.
Sheryl Noethe is the author of "The Ghost Openings," which was awarded the Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Award and the William Stafford Poetry Prize.