The Best Literary Writing About Mothers and Motherhood

K.T. Landon – Poetry

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K.T. Landon

 

Who Are We in Heaven

 

if we are perfect, our past a meadow
burning in our wake? Who are you,
mother, if not disappointed by me?
Who am I without my self-righteous
superiority? After the fire
a different forest rises. Imagine,
after so much history, to meet,
unarmored. Could we bear to know
how much we loved each other?

 

 

 


K.T. Landon is the author of Orange, Dreaming (Five Oaks Press, 2017).  She was a finalist in Narrative’s Ninth Annual Poetry Contest and her work has appeared in Passages North, Tinderbox Poetry Review, and Best New Poets 2017. She serves as a senior poetry reader for Muzzle.

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