MARIA MAZZIOTTI GILLAN
Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:30 PM
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
New York, NY 10013
Contact: 416-576-9403 email@example.com
I am ashamed that I drive faster
and faster to escape the image of you with your lost
frightened eyes, your hands that can no longer hold
a piece of toast or a cookie, your head so bent it is like an iris
with a broken stalk. I am ashamed
at how hard I try to leave you behind.
...Each day brings
its own images. How grateful I must
remember to be., to hold
so much in my hands.