An Ash Wednesday poem

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I am but dust
my daughter tells me
replacing my full epidermis in days
you’ve never touched me if
you haven’t hugged me this month

I am but dust
with a daughter born cooing
covered in scales that filled
my fingernails
when I searched for her scalp

I am but…

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a poem

Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash

Happy Valentine’s Day to:
The marrieds and de-marrieds
The not-ready-yet-and-never-will-bes
The singles, celibates and stigmatized
The traumatized
The drama-frees and the drama-fulls
The sugar moms in the shopping malls
The desperates, the single dads
The actors for the dating app ads
The newly hatched, newly widowed, newly giving up
All of us are worthy
of love…

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Courtney Christine

Courtney Christine

Storyteller, social worker, solo parent. Fan of triads & alliteration. Believer that you’re doing your best, given what’s happened to you. FB @courtneycwrites