"The Hold" by billimarie typewriter poetry

This is a poem I typed at the Echo Park Art Walk last April. It’s inspired by an interaction I witnessed between a father and his very young daughter.

“The Hold”

I didn’t know I was hurting you.
Well, you did
well, I’m sorry
it was your nails
they’re long
and biting, digging really
I stopped
so don’t start
I’m sorry
but it hurt

april 20th 2013


Richard Guest · June 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Perfect, crystalline moment. Beautiful.

    billimarie · September 27, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    Thanks, Richard. I actually like this one a lot. The flow reading it back matches what I was witnessing and my emotional response to the situation.

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