Shawn L. Bird

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Poem-sisters August 27, 2020

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:39 pm
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Three bitter sisters




What planted those seeds

That swelled with pain

Wound* roots

Those wounds** rooting

around around

deep deeper deepest

Shoots spread painful shots

cruel words

Bloom with false faces:

kindness for friends

peevish pieces for families,

never words children

needed to hear.

Three bitter sisters

Broken spirits

planting bitterness

for decades,


so many sad


*(past tense of wind)

**(synonym of injury)


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