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.
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.