Love Nots

the strangeness of others even
your sisters and brothers
is a responsibility
to overcome-
or some night they will be
lying in bed dying.
how you loved them, its quality,
will be unknown to you
as your own mother was while
a living stranger.

by michele kostelnik

Comments (3)

I like this one it hits close to home for me might even say a little too close comes across as something that was hard to write
I agree with Mr Hosein here, although the theme has been tried and tested, once this poem has been read a few times it is clear that is holds deeper more personal issues...... nice write Michelle. best wishes vincent
A piece about a similar theme but approaching from a different angle - which makes it a refreshing and deeper read than its peers. A nice job and an original read. - K.