Self-Portrait with My Mother MAG

July 31, 2014
By AleMarquez PLATINUM, Monterrey, Other
AleMarquez PLATINUM, Monterrey, Other
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If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that we make it so.


My mother is a woman of doubt.
She is a shadow behind a body
that she does not welcome as her own.
My mother holds wine bottles like
it is the only thing left of her.
I have learned to sing her faults.
How could I not,
when she's the voice that
rocks me to sleep every night.

Now my reflection is not my own
and the lines in my palms run like
the wrinkles around her eyes.
My mother stares at me with
wine-soaked lips
across the kitchen table. I reach
my hand out to her but it cracks
the glass wall of my bathroom mirror.



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on Aug. 14 2014 at 4:56 pm
AleMarquez PLATINUM, Monterrey, Other
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If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that we make it so.

Thanks!!:)

on Aug. 13 2014 at 8:50 pm
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
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For you, a thousand times over.

hauntingly beautiful. great job

on Aug. 12 2014 at 4:46 pm
AleMarquez PLATINUM, Monterrey, Other
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If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that we make it so.

Thank you! I'm glad :)

ORIanna SILVER said...
on Aug. 12 2014 at 2:09 am
ORIanna SILVER, Lowell, North Carolina
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"You don't love someone because their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." -Oscar Wilde

I really felt a strong connection to this poem, it really touched me,




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