Catapult Alumni | Poetry

Family Tied

This poem was written by DeShara Suggs-Joe in a 12-Month Poetry Collection Generator taught by Angel Nafis.

A List of Justified Longings

who came up to their necks

you wash away my woe I want

almost right I didn’t make my father

a rediscovered ghost begging for exalt

himself & slew my tongue desperately

through the unripe mud How
dare a man who didn’t name

lasso my knees into a bend

like my mother before