Kathryn Mahan

Rookie (September 26,1957)

Kathryn Mahan Poems

1. My Teapot Moaned 10/16/2012
2. The Dividing Line 10/16/2012
3. Ripening Of The Plum 10/16/2012
4. Yet I Return 10/16/2012
Best Poem of Kathryn Mahan

Yet I Return

I send forth soft touch,
Hoping to heal the damage,
Done by another,
In another time.
I dash against a hard soul,
Feel the dull edge of rock,
Rip rough gashes,
And gouge me deep.
Tear the tender fabric
Of my heart.
I retreat, bleeding,
Sorrow filling my soul
So full that I stagger,
Leaving a smeared trail
Of lost hope.
I slowly stand straight,
Anger rising,
And view the drying outline
Of the trail.
Like the ice cold barrel of a gun
Pressed to my breast
Hatred freezes me.
I stop.
The target is on my own heart, ...

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