Catherine Noveck

Guilt

I woke up
To see red lights flashing
To that wrenching feeling in my stomach
To see people in uniform
But I didn’t see you.

That’s when I knew,
I knew you could no longer stay.
They had to take you
Somewhere.
Anywhere.

        And they did.

Maybe it was all my doing
And that’s why my stomach felt that way.
Guilt.
I wanted to keep you sheltered,
But instead
I threw you out in the middle of a storm.




[TABLE OF CONTENTS, LHS CLASS OF 2010 EDITION]


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