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Divorce Pantoum (2018)

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

divorce-pantoum-2018

I find you standing behind

as I look over my shoulder

after losing my temper around

my son struggling to pass 5th grade.


As I look over my shoulder

I see your calm expression,

my son struggling to pass 5th grade,

myself struggling to hold on.


I see your calm expression

in the dim hallway light

myself struggling to hold on

ashamed for you to see me.


In the dim hallway light

I say goodnight to my children

ashamed for you to see me

at my weakest and most vulnerable.


I say goodnight to my children

and turn off the lights in my house,

at my weakest and most vulnerable

I crawl into bed and sleep.

© 2018 Jamie Lee Hamann

Comments

Ann Carr from SW England on April 26, 2018:

I know what this feels like and you've encapsulated it so well, Jamie.

Ann

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