Chain reaction by Constance Bourg

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Chain reaction

After Sylvia Plath

by Constance Bourg
site: constancebourg.wordpress.com

There is a woman in my life called Mother
who bears no resemblance to Medea.

She married for love, was not caught up in
affairs of lineage and money. A
better future nonetheless, more green,

she hoped for, pressing me to her yellow smock
with the daisies. A pressing hand moves
her along, setting to her task humbly,

tending to two small flames shooting up as
the walls of the house no longer give any
assurance of solidity. Housewife

is a title she discarded. Gone through
more than any person is supposed to, her
loyalties became frail and ruined.

Her image dwelling through various apartments,
she is small and large, her mouth always taking
her words for truth, like bones that make a good stock.

@Constance Bourg

Gabriela Marie Milton
#1 Amazon Bestseller Author
Books:
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose
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  1. Ingrid dice:

    An excellent poem, Constance!

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    1. Thank so much for reading Ingrid!

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  2. Thank you Gabriela for sharing my poem with your readers!

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  3. Thanks once more Gabriela! It’s so wonderful to be here.

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    1. Oops, I already commented on this post. I seemed to have received a notification for this post twice! Ah well, thanks a third time ❤

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  4. Michele Lee dice:

    Wonderful writing, Constance! I particularly enjoyed the last stanza.

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  5. I LOVE THAT LAST LINE CONSTANCE! «her mouth always taking
    her words for truth, like bones that make a good stock.»
    👏👏

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  6. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is lovely, I really enjoyed the way you summed this piece up. Congratulations, Joni

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