HIM

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
HIM was published by Poetry Australia in 1991. HIM took me by surprise and came to me unexpectedly a year before it was published when I was twenty-one. At that time I had not seen my father for six years. HIM is one of only a few poems I've gotten down about him, as blood isn't always everything.

Submitted: June 28, 2016

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him father daughter published poetry

There's a hole there
deep but near 
where the father should be
i have a mother 
i even have a brother 
but i don't have him
never did

I see the scene clearly 
A father pushing his child on the swings
laughing with her giggles
driving her higher and higher 
blonde plaits airborne 
i was not that child
though in sleep
i cried 
almost feeling it be

I too swang on the swing
same playground
exact swing
just me
it took longer 
but i swang
hoping to take flight 
needing to marry the sky
and i did
but alone
Always alone

~ Published by Poetry Australia 1991

(C) HIM Copyright Cristina Munoz 1991



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