Originally published in Dicey Brown, 2006.




Go On

Born woman.  Go on.

It's farther than it seems,

but okay.

 

Credit card's been stolen.

Go on.

 

Above all, remember,

whenever you cry

husband's roll their eyes

 

and children worry.

 

Go on.

 

The father that was yours

gets killed by a lung disease.

 

He loved you, at least you think so.

Go on.

 

Drink, smoke, do drugs.

 

Go on.

 

Drag your crippled bones

to work.  Hate your boss

behind her back.  Smile

 

to her face.  Go on.

 

Eat.  Don't eat.  Get fat.

Get skinny.  Go on.

 

Time fragments.

Space fractures.

Lives intersect.

Wombs bloom

 

with new life.  Go on.

 

Wait.

 

Hold on.





Poetry by Lisa Zaran
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Written on 2015-04-06 at 05:10

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
A lifetime going on. Nice.
2015-04-06