Sunday, April 14, 2013

To My Ancients

In that dream,
before I was born,
you gave me your scars
because I understood them.

I strive to wear them, tell them
without shame,
and I’ve never changed my hair
even when I changed my name.

Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner


Maggie Grace said...

Deeply moving.

Brian Miller said...

ha. the bit on the scars and wearing them for them...the hair and name where an interesting turn in the end, but it def works...smiles.

Sadia Khan said...

Deep deep deep...some scars are meant to be worn till your last breath..

Lisa A. Williams said...

to wear the scars of our ancestors without shame enables us to grow and become whole. Really love this one!

RMP said...

the opening is beautiful. I've done the opposite, changed my hair, but not my name.