Friday, January 27, 2006

friday poetry blogging - eleventh edition...

for my mother - by me (broken ladder)

i am the daughter
of a daughter, we flounder
and gasp for breath

we struggle
and hold it against one another
when what is reckoned
outweighs the intent

but this is
mother and daughter
another kind
of sisterhood

expectations
no one
could live up to

no one would

we are
mother and daughter
women
sisters in spirit and longing

we flounder
we struggle and gasp
for breath

and we hurry
to grab hold
of the other's wings

before she flies off
on her own

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