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Powerful prose by Hope Mikal

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‘From The Point Of View Of A Mistake’
By Hope Mikal

You curse the moment I took my first breath of air,
And spit on my infant body with such distaste.
You dream of leaving me naked in the winter night,
On a stranger’s hard, cold doorstep.

Sipping a glass of chardonnay, staring me down with a frown,
You get tipsy at the idea of grabbing one of my limbs,
Dangling my innocence out of a window one hundred stories high.
I can hear your drowning whispers into the telephone receiver.

I know what your silence means, your cold stares.
Your eyes scream at me, “You are a mistake!”
No words slipping off the tongue needed.
I know what I am, to you, Mother.

Hope Mikal graciously has given permission for the publication of this poem  May her wisdom inspire you to consider unique perspectives.  Hope is a member of the current Creative Muse Course in  Kamloops BC

Thank you Hope!


About Janet

Artist/writer with a tall ship and mystical twist, Certified Professional Life Coach (ICA), Master Creativity Coach (KMCC), Curator/owner of Writerly Kits, workshop leader and creativity group facilitator trainer. Outdoor enthusiast and Tall Ship sailor. Been through breast cancer and found her own tools of play, lightness, creativity, nature, thinking differently and visualization assisted healing through and after treatments. Ever ever so grateful for all the wondrous people she is surrounded by.

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