Poem from Forthcoming INTO THE CRACKS by Holly Day
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- Published: Thursday, 07 March 2019 05:47
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Now I Can Accept You
In those holding-hands photographs of us on my parents’ wall
time has begun to leach the color from you, and only you, as though
you had already pulled your roots out of me, even then.
I feel myself growing smaller just speaking your name out loud
in the complete quiet that follows the memories of a childhood love.
I don’t know how to find the wounds I’m dying from
buried somewhere in these memories of half-spoken promises.
You are everything good and warm to me,
a summer full of memories, an irresistible force
hiding under my heart