Marjorie Sadin: “Sometimes it’s best to be a little deaf.”

“Sometimes it’s best to be a little deaf.” (Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
 
You cough in your sleep and curs
I try to listen to you, but can’t.
You praise me, you scold me or worse.
I’ve grown accustomed to your rants.
 
I try to listen to you, but can’t.
Sometimes it’s best to be a little deaf.
I’ve grown accustomed to your rants.
Despite your complaints I have not left.
 
Sometimes it’s best to be a little deaf.
The truth is I love you
And despite your complaints I have not left.
No matter what you do
 
The truth is I love you
You cough in your sleep and curse.
No matter what you do
Even praise me, scold me or worse.
 

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Marjorie Sadin is a nationally published poet. She has five books of poems in print, including a full-length book, Vision of Lucha, about struggle and survival, love, death, and family. Recently, Marjorie published a new chapbook, In a Closet.  She lives and reads her poetry in the Washington DC area.

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