Poem: the universe likes a good joke

years later
after a childhood
of watching him ignore my mother
walk away
as i held her in my arms
during her fits
the universe plays a joke
robbing him
of his memories of his mind
making me
his caretaker

@2013 – Vittoria repetto

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Posted on August 19, 2013, in italian american lesbian poet, italian american poet, NYC lesbian poet, NYC poet, Vittoria repetto and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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