Life Collage by Gabriela Marie Milton
I experienced mama’s death before she died.
I hate the order of things with its self-indulgent predictability.
The airport – the point of departures and returns – smell of food and disinfectant. Gray overtones.
This world would be a better place if we were more interested in others’ creations than in their personal lives.
I used to run away from home when I was a child. Every rose tore my soul. I picked up the pieces and wrapped the sick and the hungry with them. What’s left of my soul?
When my second novel came out, you said, “What a splendid tribute to your master.” I asked, “Who’s my master?” “Patrick Modiano.” I thought, “Who on earth is Patrick Modiano?” Yet I understood. The past. My obsession with the past. I went out and ordered every book Modiano has written.
I have nothing to say anymore.
featured image: Rising Moon, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff
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Gabriela Marie Milton
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Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women (ed.), Experiments in Fiction, 2022.
Woman: Splendor and Sorrow :I Love Poems and Poetic Prose, Vita Brevis Press, 2021.
Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings, Vita Brevis Press, 2020