Marcia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


If I could meet you
this is what I would say -
I don't know if I
                              love you
                              or miss you
but I know many other thingslike
                                        the square rootof sixty-four and
                                        thealphabet in three different languages -
would you like me to sing them foryou?
I also know
                                         how to talk to children.
(Did you forget to teach my father that?)
Youdisappeared before I even
knew what "dying" meant.
You weresupposed to be here to
                                           watch me graduate,
                                           cryat my wedding,
                                           sing tomy children.
I have a new mother now, you knew her.
Even loved her. I loveher.
But the question of what life would have been like
with you
hauntsme.






This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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