Everything Undone – by Cynthia Good

____________ like shredded paper
at my feet, a snow drift.

the fuck up.
We are here. We are
gone. _______________

______We are
_____then dust,

We are
_____________ laughter
and confusion

____________with blisters

and bluebirds,
like when I came

______________ from art class
at age 10
____ to the bleeding. _______

________ A pack of dogs
_____ had dug under
_________ my pet goat’s

______ barbed wire ______
fence. I used to walk
him through

_______ the neighborhood
talking to him
out loud,

fed him
___________ with a bottle.

The pack
_________ devoured ___ part of me.
_______________ Tthat night

That was the last
_____ I loved _____ something

_____ I learned

to put ____ the idea
of endings ____
in a drawer of secrets _________

____ like the box
_________ where I kept _______
my favorite dolls

_______ to keep them
________________________ safe,
put them

____ in the attic
before _____ ever _____ playing
with them

and never ____ found
____________________ them

Cynthia Good is an award-winning author, journalist and former TV news anchor. She has written six books including Vaccinating Your Child, which won the Georgia Author of the Year award. She has launched two magazines, Atlanta Woman and the nationally distributed PINK magazine for women in business. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including Free State Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Main Street Rag, Persimmon Tree, Pedestal Magazine among others. Cynthia’s new chapbook, What We Do with Our Hands, from Finishing Line Press will be published this summer.