Hour Eleven – To my Former Self (2000 – 2007)

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Dear Former Me

I would just like to let you know that

you have eventually left

the abuser that nearly destroyed you.


For what it’s worth: you have regained

What you have lost: yourself

You’re still working on a few things, though,

but you’re getting there.


What you wanted most of all, to get a dog again

Has been accomplished.

And she’s the cutest little thing on four legs…


Guess what: your dream of being

a freelance writer is also being fulfilled.

Just a little more work,

And you will be where you’ve always wanted to be


Your son (my son) is married and has a daughter.

A few minor things can be improved in his life

But step by step, he’s getting there…


We’re not doing too bad, you and I

and right now you’re participating

in a Poetry Marathon…

Something your abuser said you couldn’t do…


Take care (I know you will)

From “The future you”


Antoinette LeRoux © 2019



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