Of Darkness and Tumbling chronicles a crash and a coma, a fevered landscape of grief and of waiting. The speaker finds herself caught between "try[ing] to offer some texture/ of faith" and "SCREAMING the suffering earth." This is an unraveling. A song of the body and the fragile bodies it loves. The collection asks: how do we accept calamity when it comes? Gomery builds a resilience of nightmare and dream, dense forest and stammering memory. In the end we are reminded that "The trouble with love is brittle/ and snappable bodies," and yet it is language that carries us through.