Our Bodies Hold the Memory

Glancing at the calendar,
you note the date:
          the anniversary
                   of your father’s death,
the miscarriage,
          the stillborn birth,
the heated words,
          the separation,
                    the divorce,
the loss of your job,
                    your daughter’s overdose

( ) the empty arms ache

So many losses,
          or wrong decisions,
                    setting your life
                              in a new direction
                                       from which you are
                                                         recovering still

from Havik 2020: Homeword

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