sewing, 12

I think of how long I’ve spent
knowing of your lost brothers

Afraid of asking further,
afraid to ask to know them, too

I did not want to cause you the
pain of reaching back, afraid to

Evoke the memory of tragedy
but I know that there was joy, too

I want us to forget our culture of
forgetting and share those memories.

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