Holly Day


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.

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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