p.66

we are not proud
we are tugging at our shirt sleeves
trying to grow roots

it is harder than imagined
you are hard to love
those roots will not grow

this ground is hard
like the face you wore when you left her
she tugged at her sleeves and prayed her
roots were deep enough

you are here
asking for your sweater back
and tugging at my sleeves

I have no roots and pretend that I don’t want
them
you are hard to love

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