Your bloody daughter – Candice Louisa Daquin

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What would you tell her

The you of twenty years ago

Your bloody daughter

Wiped on doctor’s sleeve

What would you say?

Lying there with your legs open and mind shut

Would you tell her about all the false starts?

Or pick a cliché, like time goes so fast

Would you sit by the river eating damp sandwiches

And say only one thing

Don’t forget

Oh please, do not …

Because it runs out

And the music stops

You realize you didn’t find

In squirming crowd and nubile bundle of years

That self-assured hand of worship

Divination and objection

Pulling you out of horror

A soaking crimson thing

Searching for tapestry within wider weave

Throwing runes in fire pits

Eating the marrow of after birth

To discoverment

What would you tell her to look for ?

Learn the meaning before running

Barelegged catching scratches, leaving blood

Weeds pressed at their…

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6 thoughts on “Your bloody daughter – Candice Louisa Daquin

  1. That’s so funny because I have felt that way about SO many pieces you have written. It’s unreal. And GUESS WHAT CAME LAST NIGHT! YES!!! I will take a photo and send it to you! I have to get a frame now! YAY!

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