A loop born of suffering
ties a family together.
Bless the baby girl
even though the parents wanted boys.
Dissatisfaction is a worn t-shirt
printed not good enough in sparkles.
Her community of voices
raises hope inside the cranium.
The obsessive daydream conversations
of a better life
dissociate and project her spirit
then body beyond the binding loop.
And away long before university
not to join a circus troupe.
copyright © 2022 Kenneth P. Gurney