Hawaiian Time

Third Place, Multi-Discipline (Poetry and Photography)                                                National League of American Pen Women                                                                                      2015 Vinnie Ream Competition. 

Hawaiian Time is dedicated to survivors of domestic violence.

This poem didn’t make it into the book.

Ugly Love
I love you, sweetheart.
I promise to take care of you, always.
That is why
you need to be quiet and listen
you don’t get to have an opinion.
You cannot be trusted to take care of yourself.
You would starve if left on your own.

You are not quick enough or strong enough
and besides
right does not have to explain itself to wrong.

but I care, that’s why I have to constantly correct you
I admit I lost control when I hit you
I will never do it again.
Forget it,
get your sneakers on; we have work to do.
Remember, I love you
now give me a kiss.

© 4-19-16 Cornelia DeDona

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