Letter to You, My Sister

 

Young and

Woman,

when he tells you

he is not capable of loving you

and you ask him, Not ever? 

He is saying you are going to starve

and you are asking if there’s a chance

there might be a crumb for you

someday

at his table.

 

Young and

Woman,

hasn’t anyone ever told you that

you contain multitudes

of meals

and you can feed yourself?

Tell him this.

Tell him you are delicious.

Tell him today you break

fast for the sake of yourself.

Then, let him go.

 

You were a forager

before hunters started believing

their kill

was the only game

in town.

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