This week’s creative work comes to us from poet Catina Noble, native of Ontario Canada. The piece is very delicately put together, using a small collection of words to convey a larger idea. The imagery is emotional and reminiscent of both youth and the loss of youth. Works like this illustrate the overwhelming power of poetry and the impact that concise language and vivid imagery can convey.
other siblings have baby books
I have the cover of mine
the rest is missing
it is a cover up and I will
uncover the truth as I am
not like the others
no photos of me in the hospital
to prove I belong and after many
phone calls to every Aunt
who will talk to me,
they say sorry, but it is true
no doubt about it, I was there
Short, precise, and poignant, telling a larger story in just three beautiful stanza’s.
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