Poem a day challenge – Feb 7

I wanted to play with spacing today, but I had no clue what to write about. So I just wrote down “I am ready” to see what I was ready to write.

I am ready

I am ready,

___the voice inside me said.
______the voice that narrates my life,
_the voice that questions my strength,
___the voice that tells me what is right.

I am ready for my mother to die.

__My mother.
____My burden.
_My sorrow.
______My joy.

The nurse turns off her ventilator.

_____I watch her frail chest deflate,
__breasts that once nourished me,
____long since emptied of mother’s milk,
_sink deep into her ribs as her lungs collapse

And there is silence.


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