It is possible my children will burn

It is possible my children will burn
my journals, my life’s mess, full

as they are of horrible confessions
and scratched out words. Perhaps

this is best, that they have their own
ideas of me, rather than my ideas

of myself. Both are just as dim
and broken, iridescent and flash.

Memories, propped up things
in dusty light and fingerless black.

2011

One Response to “It is possible my children will burn”

  1. Nun says:

    And it’s possible all shall read them. Under their coverlet tents with a dim and fluttering lanterns. And pick out those truths that flicker on.
    And on.

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