One night when I was mindlessly scrolling through tiktok a video highlighting Laura Gilpin’s Poem “The Two-Headed Calf” showed up on my for you page. At an instant I was hit with a wave of emotion that I still can’t pinpoint. I’ve read a lot of poetry, but none have moved me this much. The Beautiful object in this poem is, the two-headed calf. The emotion I felt might be something close to sadness but more like pity for the calf. I was moved by how beautiful yet simple this poem is.