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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 28 | volume V | September-October, 2002



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Blesok no. 28September-October, 2002
Poetry

Sometimes

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David Holler

Sometimes
The Old House
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The Old House
(Part Two, December 2000)

I can type here in the kitchen:
the only neutral room,
though the house is empty.

Even now, as I sort through the things
of this house I grew up in,
knowing the house must be sold
due to extreme financial negligence,
I understand how it got so bad.

After my father's death of lung cancer,
we three children were left
to raise ourselves in some way.
My mother's grief was too great.

I forgive her everything.
Her house, a shrine of weakness,
is a beacon of neglect.
I forgive her absence during our childhood,
her drinking,
her abusiveness,
her volatility:
All of it stemmed in some way
from an irrecoverable grief.






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