Holly Day
 

 Leigha
 
 

thousand-years-ago love writes
to tell me about her divorce new
tattoos and recent
colonoscopy, tells me last of all
she's dying and I
can't help her, have

a family of my own now.

guilt
at leaving comes back after
seven years apart, can't be
her mother anymore, can't be
lover or protector to anyone
but my own child now
I know she won't understand
so I don't
write her back.
 

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