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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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