Nadine

nadine[1]

This is for Nadine from Twin Peaks.
Someone whose youth
was drastically cut short
by having to follow standards
of so-called womanhood,
almost at the same time
surviving a shooting accident;
a bookmark in her life
she could only go back to
after another catastrophe,
effectively travelling through time and experiencing –
albeit much stronger
and truly savouring the moments –
what was denied to her before.
A life paused, resumed,
now with extras and commentaries
imprinted on wobbly VHS tape.
Younger, but wiser.
Teenage childless mother.
Cheerleader rooting
(and winning)
for her girl interrupted.
Unlike drape runners,
no longer silent.

Written as part of NaPoWriMo 2018. Collection of poetry exercises soon to be released on Big Cartel. You can still get last year’s edition on print and digital formats.

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