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poems beginning with U by Jehanne Markham

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Our son lost his empathy
for us, his own blood family,
has cleaved to another house
and left us empty handed.

We weigh up what's left,
the shape of him still ours
but the core elsewhere
his green eyes turning to the fields.

From inside the car
I smile to hide the loss
as he waves us off, relieved
to see us drive down South.

Now we make do and mend
the torn lineaments of love
as best we can, stitching the hurt
with kisses left unclaimed.