Tag: Family of Origin
Struggling with feelings of never being good enough? Read this article to heal yourself
This poem is about my father who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2015. He died within 6 weeks of his diagnosis. After announcing his condition through email, he refused to see anyone for two whole weeks. He was a very independent and proud man who wanted to take care of business before letting people in. This poem captures the last moments I had with him and how I’ve tried to negotiate my relationship with him over the years, especially towards the end of his life, and even in the here and now.
You wondered once ifA poem I wrote was aboutYou ‘Tofu’ it was delicately calledA nickname for someoneSpecial, who tickledMy senses Appalled when you askedMe that question. I said‘No, it’s not you’ Never suspecting youWould be hurt. How was I supposedTo know what that questionMeant? All of my life I didn’tKnow that wordsWere not enoughTo convey […]