Friday, August 30, 2013

Descent

Descent

She leans forward in her chair by the window,
studies my face and asks, Who are you?
I remind her, again, I am my mother's daughter.
She just shakes her head, But you are so old!
I nod. Here in this tiny old house where she was born 
I am forever 8 with crooked teeth and scabs.
She looks out the window at her neighborhood,
now just The Hood, watching what used to be
spin past the place that has always been hers.
I watch it with her until she asks again.

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