“You” was written for dVerse. Thank you, Anmol!


You died before I knew
before we could talk
not that we would have
those weren’t the times.

Keep everything in the closet
next to the wool jacket
which might have been your good luck
if you’d had any.

You told friends I was your star
held me high on your shoulders
read me books, tucked me in,
scared the monster away.

The monsters.
Yours and mine were different:
mine make-believe, yours hatefully real.
My monsters vanished, yours never did.

A plenitude of truths outside me,
remain detached, clouds and quilts,
Swisher sweets, shooting stars,
the dreamer driving a Comet car
music the gift you left.

Sascha Darlington

16 thoughts on ““You”

  1. I really like your beautiful blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. See you soon 🙂

  2. This feels very personal to me. Breaks my heart. Makes me grateful I am still here, a dad who was in a closet for so long, a woman now, out and estranged, but with hope. You have made me cry. Wishing blessings.

    1. Hugs! My dad died when I was very young and it’s a very different world now, at least in some places. I hope it keeps growing more open to allow everyone to live w/o judgment or fear and free to be themselves.

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