Tuesday, January 3, 2012

boa (wearing my daughter around my neck)

boa (wearing my daughter around my neck)

i am wearing
my daughter
around my neck

bound to wander
telling my story
of failing her

this is what
people do asking
how is your daughter?

and my story
repeats itself
a cyclic plot

she doesn't care
the way i care

she doesn't seem sad
the way i am sad

she doesn't notice
the way i notice

the pull of an adult child
around the neck
hangs heavier than human weight

i love my daughter
i love people who care
how do i love a daughter who doesn't care?

and i grow tired
weary of my voice
and the story i tell and retell

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