Even Now

by Katie Metcalfe

And I confess that sometimes
I wish she still covered me

with her light linen dress,
that she stroked my head
and danced backwards

over the rainbow,
spool winding a whole childhood
back around.

Katie Metcalfe is an author, poet and editor of ‘Beautiful Scruffiness’ Literary magazine.

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  1. #1 by fiona campbell on April 3, 2010 - 11:33 pm

    made me think of my mother and how she stroked my forehead to sleep..beautiful writing.

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