The Accident

Not books this time. I felt ready to share this poem properly.


 

The summer of my thirteenth year

Was mostly hospitals.

Some series of events like miniscule knots

Turning time till the boat hit him.

It tried to take his surgeon’s arm

and nearly took his life

but the same knotted thread that

wrenched

the world off its tracks

let us bring him back to port.

I say “us”, but that’s a simplification.

Truth is I was asleep

when his blood was mixing with the Mediterranean.

You’d think love would be strong enough

to shudder the web we share

but he’d already been to the brink and back

by the time I heard.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s