“I should have known better,” and
slow tears: salty tracks, a sniffle;
it’s been years since the door closed,
a mother’s love not present.
“Don’t back down, nothing can be changed,” and yet
the bright smile of his niece
transforms his day, brilliantly.
I was nominated by Aquileana to take part in a poetry challenge, and so today was a double challenge, as it’ll be my poem for NaPoWriMo too! I needed to include the word love, an adverb, and a quote or motto.
“I should have known better,” and “Don’t back down, nothing can be changed,” are quotes from the song Should Have Known Better by the supremely talented Sufjan Stevens, whose new album Carrie and Lowell is on constant repeat at the moment. Anyone who knows me will not be surprised that I picked him as my inspiration!