Terese Svoboda


Bridge, Mother - Poem by Terese Svoboda

Mother burns on the other side of the bridge.
Mother burns the bridge and is safe on the other side.
Mother is not on the bridge when it burns.
When Mother says Burn, the bridge burns.
We can't get to the other side.
The bridge is burning.

Mother is the bridge that we burn.
She is how we get to the other side.
We can't burn the bridge without her.
Mother burns and we burn, bridge or no bridge.
She is on the other side.
Nothing burns the bridge, and then it burns.


Comments about Bridge, Mother by Terese Svoboda

  • (12/12/2006 5:43:00 PM)


    I love the sound of this, and the thinking about it: how to bridge; how to Mother; how to connect, cross over, escape, become, and to burn. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 8, 2010


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