Rebirthing Mother       12 • [3] • 4567891011
Christie Logan

Veiled Woman #2

My mother was a veiled woman
Invisible that night

decades later she tells me
she was downstairs
that night
he went to her first

disabled her
dispatched her

as if breaking a lamp
smashing the bulb
tearing the shade into pieces

Id never asked
why did it never occur to me
to ask?

She offers this
as a confession
as if shed sinned
      its not your fault, I say
she shakes her head,
she cant agree
      what could you have done?

Something.

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