BooksNovember 3, 2017

The Friday Poem: ‘Reminding me’ by Sam Hunt


New verse by Kaipara poet Sam Hunt.


Reminding me


I call my mother

thirteen years dead


the phone says there’s

nobody home.


The phone is right.

My mother hung it up


thirteen years ago, then died…

But none of that stuff stops


our night time chats,

my mother telling me ‘Lycidas’


pretty much word for word.

And I, the first one who heard,


trying to help her through.

Then she, reminding me.


Sam Hunt, 2017

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