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Emotional Regulation Disorder by Hannah Hodgson

I hang my skins

in the wardrobe

change moment to moment

daughter to depressive

girlfriend to patient

peaking and troughing

in sync


in the murmuration

of consciousness

Hannah Hodgson is a poet living with life limiting illness. Her work has been published by BBC Arts, Teen Vogue and Poetry Salzburg, amongst others. She is a recipient of a 2020 Northern Writers Award for Poetry. Her first poetry pamphlet ‘Dear Body’ was published by Wayleave Press in 2018; and her second, centred around life with serious illness, is due to be published by Verve Poetry Press in 2021. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @HodgsonWrites and her website is

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