My Promise To My Dead Mother - Poem by RIC BASTASA

tonight mother
i will dream of you
and you will talk
to me in whispers
as i grapple with
tonight mother
i promise you
i will not wake
up until i get it.

you who always
think that i am

tonight mother
i will not fail you
again on the same
shocking lapse of my
my usual excuse
of insanity.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 6, 2010

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