A poem I wrote a while ago – it speaks for it self, I believe.
Embarrassing moments in my Life
Remember that diary that wasn’t in Dutch
like you thought it would be?
How you opened it, just at the page
that said “I LOVE HIM!!!!”
in desperate, gawky letters
not meant for eyes other than my own
and how you laughed and laughed
and I went cold inside?
And remember the tent?
When we thought they’d be gone for hours
so we could – you know –
but they weren’t
and your little brother –
it wasn’t even good.
Or remember the time I lied
or the other time I lied
or all those times I said something dumb
those little splinters sticking
in the pin-cushion of my mind.
I’d invent Life Tip-exx if I could
if only that were possible
not to see your mocking face
or relive my shame
You do remember all that
(c) Judith Kingston, 2009
Linking up to Prose for Thought, hosted by the excellent Victoria Welton.