A Wife's Slumber Poem by Yonah Jeong

A Wife's Slumber



She went hometown and came
because of friend's mother death:
Dad could not even walk
having set about doing
without wife

Having set about doing

She went to father's grave and and came
till the night is deep
She laughed
while watching entertainment shows
mini-series and
turns off the lights
She closed eyes
started crying

She went to see father
he didn't talk, didn't laugh, didn't get angry
only gave her--
more longing
blew her nose
wept and whispered again
'if we had four thousand dollars
could had a hope to live...
why i didn't give
eight hundred dollars? '
She says
'suffered too much'
looking at father's family picture
hanging on the wall

The time
dawn light
crosses the window
father's gift: keep longing
with it
a wife fell asleep.

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