Speech Therapist for the Angels

For Sheri

As we recall
her in unison,

I believe I can hear her
mocking herself

for the way she said
“button.” I mock myself

for quickening my pace
to out-walk

my shadow. She’s been gone
so long, so much longer

than she was alive.

Different flashbacks
to those secrets still safe

with me. And how the angels do sing
through their stutters and lisps

thanks to her
and how she can still give it away.

4 thoughts on “Speech Therapist for the Angels

  1. Amy, just found this poem. When did you write it? I’m so impressed with your insight and means of expressing yourself. Means a lot. Thanks!


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