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365 Days of the Poet: Petal 93, "Unknown"












“Your father never loved you”.
A big phrase not meant for any small child
and yet I heard it often, growing lone and wild
on the razored edges of her life.

And truth?

Who knows with any certainty
what another's heart contains and feels,
what repels, what appeals.
We can only read our own.

That last fall
I think he somehow knew;
said “I know you love me and I love you too”
but never tried to see me.

I don’t think he’d have known
my single tread upon the stair,
a poem I like, the smell of my hair.
I wonder if he does now.


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kenllama
Sep. 16th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
this is moving and beautifully written, dear friend.

and i hope he does!
jennlynn_green
Sep. 16th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie. This one is raw but honest.

I hope he does too...so much. <3
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