Taboo Brown and Blue

by Margery Hannah

I am no good to my mother. I drink
candy-diluted dreams.

Babies across the sea, my gold
spills into the water before
swallowing me.

I am no good to my father. His
eyes I seldom see. They are
like the ocean shallow, washing
away imprinted dreams. He tries
to see into me but scorches beneath
my gaze.

I am unworthy of my mother.

© Margery Hannah 2007-2022. Text and image. All Rights Reserved.

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