The Last 4 Things [That hard thread]

Kate Greenstreet

That hard thread
between us.
Is it gold? Do I have to be
so outshined by my curtain?
especially by breaking.
people who would die
people who would almost
die and
who would be injured
My dad was in the water.
Across an unprecedented space.
It would rain
for days, they said
he'd come home.
[lists the father's wounds]
That hard thread
is a bone. Is made of bone.
When I was
a girl,
the first loss,
between tunnels...
I didn't need so much.
I'd eventually get hungry.
From The Last 4 Things. Copyright © 2009 by Kate Greenstreet. Reprinted with permission of Ahsahta Press.

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