Day 3 of 30


my mama said
the world will give me
blister and bruise
will make me brute
a block of boiling
blood a bastard abused
abusive abrasive
an abscess on its ass
a question to be asked
why is he still alive
and why does he still
think we care that he’s
alive is the nickname
of your future
and the nickname
of your father
she said
so learn to sew
a button on a shirt
and cook a meal
and iron a wrinkle
and braid a kink
and blow a kiss
and pluck a flower
and jot a note
and know that gentle
independence is the salve
that will keep your
salvation from bleeding
when you reach out
for her


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