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Without You

About my mother, from whom I am estranged

Photo by Phil Thep on Unsplash

Because I was born from your waters
and the first music I ever heard
was your heartbeat

Because the essence of you
flows through my cells like a river
and the memory of your face
is etched into my soul
the way my heart
knows the inside
of my chest



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Caroline Mellor

Caroline Mellor

Mother, writer and tea drinker living in the Sussex Weald. Poetry, prose and personal essays.