Poems by Susannah Anderson — Adult
I don't want to be tough, she said
one corner of her lip downturning
I want to break
founder go under. I want to sink
to crumple, weeping
not caring who sees.
I won't bear up. No more.
I want to wail and shriek
spit anger shout the f word.
hurl your laundry from my upstairs window.
into the street.
I don't want to be strong. I need
to be tempted to fall to spend
to pile up debts max
your cards blow it all
and walk away.
I want to sit down quietly with all your photos
cut them square between the eyes
and the smile
Written by Susannah Anderson, Adult MK