i shared many things with my mother
hating my father
deep pains that couldn't be expressed
and dry hands in the winter
many of these things i've left behind
-- we're all working on it
doing the best we can, really
many of these things i've forgotten. . .
this trip has reminded me of many things
and this is the first time i've been HERE (indiana) in 10 years for a Winter time period. . .
i've only been here a week
and in that time
the backs of my hands became red, rough
i felt a tear
and my knuckle was bleeding
seeping through the deep dry cracks of my hand
i'm so happy i don't have to be here any more.