Prayer for My Children

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Prayer for My Children

by Kate Daniels
Southern Cultures, Vol. 20, No. 1: The Help

" . . . No, I regret nothing because what I've lived has led me here, to this room with its marvelous riches . . . "

I regret nothing.
My cruelties, my betrayals
of others I once thought
I loved. All the unlived
years, the unwritten
poems, the wasted nights
spent weeping and drinking.