Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bruce Dethlefsen: "1950"

at night
my mother bathed me in a white tub
scrubbed me with white soap
rubbed me in a white towel
hugged and plugged me
into pajamas and the white sheets

an act so kind
so common
it barely even happened

"1950" by Bruce Dethlefsen. © Bruce Dethlefsen. Presented here by poet submission.

Art credit: Detail from untitled photograph of Oliver, her third son, by Lana (originally color).

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