Scared of 2011   2 comments

caught in memories
no matter this staying in the moment work
the shadows of that life before fall solid
 the flesh and blood children
        one melted cheese in a bowl to eat in the bathtub
         one kicked the trunk leaving a mark    angry at small town living
       one wrote his 10th grade autobiography as fiction 

caught in the slope of the future
it’s all a search for love   what else?

while the muscle of security slips
down the belly of aging skin
foreshadows and memories weave
but never explain

       you are enough    you are not enough
   is you being plucked
like a daisy
by a hand you don't recognize

Mary Strong Jackson

January 2011


Posted January 8, 2011 by strongjacksonpoet54 in Poetry of Mary Strong Jackson

2 responses to “Scared of 2011

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  1. plucked knee deep. thanks for planting here.


  2. Hey Janell,

    You’re welcome!


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