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Month 1:16

When I swam across the lake and back

I let my small child watch me, shore to shore —

an early lesson for her in the long, deep

quiet of trust, that sure rescue of silence.


by Therese L. Broderick

About ThereseLBroderick

Independent community poet living in Albany, New York USA.

4 responses »

  1. Amy Taratus Neumeyer

    What an elegant representation of the (silent, deep, rescuing) trust between mother and child.

  2. Trust and silence. The stuff of good poems!

  3. A fine (if slightly unsettling!) representation of the deepest trust of all.

  4. “long, deep/quiet of trust” is a good description. Did you really swim back and forth across the lake?!

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