WingSpan Poetry Project

CULTIVATING EMPOWERMENT THROUGH POETRY

Born in 1970 Father’s Day  June 21st year of the summer solstice

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In the year of my birth I was cursed with the name Maxine. I prefer Rachel

Old pure country records echo throughout the room vibrating in my ears

I remember the smell of Garden Deluxe, on mom and dad’s breath fights exude

Children run and hide waiting for the aftermath

Only to have history repeat itself time and again

This disease has taken over my life

Feel the alcohol pulsing through my veins weakening the heart and leaving nothing but denial and death

Now, time for a new beginning

 

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One thought on “Born in 1970 Father’s Day  June 21st year of the summer solstice

  1. Birth, life, death, new life…in just a few good lines. Nice. (beginning indeed!)

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