They were wrong – I found someone

my first boyfriend threatened

that no one would ever love me again

when I left him-my second boyfriend said the same

and worse. That any man who wanted me

must be a monster looking to take advantage

of how sick I really was and that I would be driven

to overdosing – he said he’d look for me

in the obituaries. my mother admitted that

she subscribed to the paper for just that reason

I told her I wanted to go to college

she said if I didn’t die by the time

I finished my application

maybe I could be a receptionist

 

I was not born a daughter

into a conservative household

with silk scarves, salmon, greens

gold and silver jewelry plated

with my name-but look what i’m wearing

all golden “G” bracelets and rings

for Georgia, from my aunt

who mothers me once a week

 

tonight, we sat on her couch

with my arm over her shoulder and watched

the moving vans take her furniture away

over tea and for the first time I felt

like I was losing somebody

 

 

2 thoughts on “They were wrong – I found someone

  1. “tonight, we sat on her couch

    with my arm over her shoulder and watched

    the moving vans take her furniture away

    over tea and for the first time I felt

    like I was losing somebody”

    This touched me right in my ❤

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