“What your mother left undone, women who are not your mother may do. Women who are not your lover love you.
….Befriend yourself: I couldn’t have known to tell my mother that unless I’d learned it for myself.
Until I do. Friendship is earned. A lover leaps into faith.
Earthbound women share bread; make; do. Cherry compote would please my daughter.
My daughter was born hero to her mother;
found, like a lover, flawed; found, like a friend,
faithful as bread I’d learn to make myself.”
TOWARDS AUTUMN by Marilyn Hacker
The first two sentences may need to be heard twice..This is important and soul crashing, maybe you need to hear it twice.
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