Motherly Love by Lynn White

I have spent a lifetime

trying to break away,

trying to break out,

trying to find myself.

Always on the edge,

always on the outside,

not quite a part,

of it, not quite

a beatnik,

or a mod,

hippy, or  punk.

 

I was early to realize that

what she wanted me to be

was what she had wanted

for herself, about her, not me.

I wanted to escape such love.

I thought I could escape.

I thought I had escaped.

And I did, surely I did

Escape some of it.

 

But not all.

Not enough.

So even now I feel tethered.

After all this time of leaving

her behind,

I remain unsure

of my own.

 

©  Lynn White

First published in Yellow Chair Review, June 2016

 


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  1. Reblogged this on The Salamander Chronicles – Don Beukes and commented:
    From Creative Talents Unleashed (Raja Williams CEO)…
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