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when I was little
and it was just me and her
my mother would joke
and say to me
I was her favorite daughter
then
it was a weightless phrase
I was her only one
and I would tell her back
she was my favorite mother
just as meaningless
it was our daily ritual
this banter
just like saying
“I love you”
“Love you more”
but now
neither of us can say that anymore
so familiar in our mouths
but even though Daddy remarried
and she had another daughter
and another
it still sometimes slips out
but we both know
it was just an accident

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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FreedomIsMyVirtue said...
Sept. 11, 2011 at 4:39 am
Aww. This is sad and almost made me cry. It made me think back of the time when...
 
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