Rememory

Once, you claimed a kind of love, unbeknownst to the receiver
Rememory*
A mother’s desperate love; one in which she sacrifices all
Rememory
Do you truly love your children, or only what they are able to accomplish?
Rememory
Hidden behind locked doors, tightened lips, sealed scars, we cower
Rememory
Locate the fire escape, leave a window cracked
Rememory
Lie, lie, hide, hide
Rememory
At your expense, I succumb to death
Rememory
How can you love that which you’ve murdered?
Rememory
My wronged soul grows agitated
Rememory
Quick, brother, spare yourself
Rememory
I cannot amend your fate.

*The word "rememory", despite not being an actual word, is used in reference to the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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