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The path of a woman The path of a woman
by Abigail George
2017-06-16 10:06:58
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The path of a woman

    No anchor for this paper tiger empress.
    No age of iron for this literary orphan.

    Plath, Sexton, Monroe.
    Sirens wherever they

woman01_400_02go. Your hair was blonde and
glittering that summer. Tangled

    like meeting the wild
    frontier of wildflowers.
    We dance in empty rooms to
    the music inside our white
and gnarled oak-bones.

    She smells like green apples.
    Hair from the page of a
    magazine. She had the magic
    of geography in her hands.
    Grownups do bad things.
    Mothers love their children.
    Fathers love their children.
Once my mother was young and beautiful.

    This image of my father has
    a kind of refugee status.

My mother drank her tea from a cup. Always from a cup.

    It was the duty of me as an
    artist to understand the death
    of solitude. The climate of
    the water-fat and river-sea of
    love. Touch was my bread.
    My manna. Dad saved me.
    Dad swam like an Olympian.
    Mum believed in me while
I wrote my novel. She was the only one.
    People can inspire you with
    the harmony in their roots.
    I want to call the world my own.
    Darkness visible. Green and gold.
    Pale and cold joy fills my lungs.
    Winter for the soul. Healing rain.
    I spy with my little eye hope.

Family life. A lifeline of a beautiful autumn dream.

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