Poems & Essays

17 Apr

Generation of Broken Hearts

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My daughter arrives
sheds her coat and purse
folds into herself
and then into my arms, sobbing.

My mother did this for me
once and told me about Frank:
the long summers, the rowboat in moonlight
and then his sudden departure.

She stays in her chair
allows us this moment
and says: I remember my
broken heart like it was yesterday.


Yvonne Higgins Leach is the author of Another Autumn (WordTech Editions, 2014). She has spent decades balancing a career in communications and public relations, raising a family, and pursuing her love of writing poetry. She splits her time living in Vashon and Spokane, Washington. For more information, visit www.yvonnehigginsleach.com or on Twitter @YvonneLeach8

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