To The Daughters I Never Had

Remember, little unborn


We have an affinity with

The Dead

When we do not speak our

Minds nor

Listen to the wings of our hearts

Beating against the bars

Nor use our beaks

Small but still strong and

Push open the many doors, which stand in our way.

©  Susan Lynn Gesmer, To The Daughters I Never Had, 2005

2 thoughts on “To The Daughters I Never Had

  1. Barbara H says:

    You are so deep and true. This poem is just right, in succinctness, clarity, essence, imagery, length. Yes, “we have an affinity with the dead” when we are not true to ourselves. Susan, thank for a poem that speaks to me.

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