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what I need to say

April 1, 2012

 

 

what I need to say

is:  this is me

these are the women I come from

this is the line of my blood

theirs are the names I whisper

in the name of my daughter

they carry me like a queen

in their big bellies they carried me

and I became beautiful with all their longing

and all their sweetheart dreams for me

my life is wide with all their hope

we live wide and hopeful

my daughter and I

©Susan Smith

From → Poems

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