Pamela Spiro Wagner

Rookie - 25 Points (11.17.1952 / Tacoma, Washington)

My Mother Was Medea

An absurd delusion, perhaps, but
I maintain she always loved me
even as her dagger pierced my chest
and I felt my breath go black and tight.
There was much aggravation beforehand
and I had never been the easiest child.
Plus, you should understand
her own childhood had left scars.
Certainly, my father was always difficult

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