i had a dream last night where i tried to save my mom.

a poem about the way grief haunts and heals in one breath.

Photo by Jeremy Perkins on Unsplash

i had a dream last night where i tried to save my mom.

i attempted to do what i didn’t do in real life.

i drove her to therapy. i cleaned up her house. i moved back into my childhood home. i ignored my own needs. i told the doctor to give her a double mastectomy…

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writer | editor | poet | all things personal development ↠ alaynadoyal.com ♡

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