You’ll understand her hidden language,
though you’ve never been a daughter.
You’ll understand all her misfortunes,
as if you’re the one who brought them.
She’ll search for solace in the flesh and bone
of all the things you’ll wish she’d never known—
Too consumed to be agreeable;
far too lost for love that’s meaningful.
Her mother loves her in a picture,
her father loves her in a mirror,
and she’s never known it any other way.
She’ll make you a believer,
or at the very least a sinner.
She’ll make you wish you'd never touched what you can’t tame.
released October 14, 2014
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