November 22, 2015

The Truth. {Poem}

girl tired overwhelmed

The Truth

Your children are there
to see you as you’ve
always wanted to be seen.

Pay attention next time
to the beauty
in your sip of wine.
Touch a freshly removed
pair of your trousers:
feel the heat of your body still in them,
your life still in them.
Make a decision over the phone:
listen to your heavy, steady voice.

They will.
They will.

And you will finally
be loved
as you have loved yourself
but never said aloud.


Author: Rachel Astarte

Editor: Emily Bartran

Photo: Flickr

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