I will no longer untangle your weeds

to make you feel beautiful.

I will no longer consider you an item on a shopping list.

Your ingredients are hidden in unintelligible font.

I will no longer need you

to feed me stories of syrup and woe.

I no longer thirst for your questions.

I will forget you.

And remember me.


Linda Sacco

Linda Sacco is a teacher and writer living in Melbourne, Australia.

Her qualifications include Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing) from Victoria University and Master of Teaching (Primary) from The University of Melbourne. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Ariel Chart, Bluepepper, Dead Snakes, Dual Coast Magazine, 50 Haikus, Haiku Journal, Inwood Indiana, Poetry Quarterly, Poetry Pacific, Tanka Journal, Three Line Poetry and Track + Signal Magazine. Her first full-length poetry collection is Waves. She is the author of the Which Is Your Perfect Pet? ebook series with titles on Dog Breeds, Designer Dogs, Cat Breeds and Birds.


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