22 Jun 2009

First Memory -- Louise Glïck

[1943–current, American]

Long ago, I was wounded. I lived
to revenge myself
against my father, not
for what he was –
for what I was: from the beginning of time,
in childhood, I thought
that pain meant
I was not loved.
It meant I loved.

Source: Glück, L 1990, Ararat, Ecco.

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