I was a child I was never allowed
on the couch she grew thin
the cat, lost her glorious white.
willed me her watch
fasted for a week. Stared at the meat
chore, scrub the dishes,
runs in the family
you care there’s a depression out there?”
Behind the Garage Door
believes in love
Lisa Liken is a counselor and instructor at Santa Ana College. Her work has been published in Jacaranda, Pearl, Slipstream, Gypsy and Nerve Cowboy.
2006, Lisa Liken ©.
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