Natalie Dignam

TRANSLATIONS

A MEMORY OF MY MOTHER'S PSYCHOSIS

NATALIE DIGNAM

 
 

The fish slipped                                  When my mother’s eyes went
            between                                               flat
                        my fingers                   I knew
—rough armored                                          the primal
            jewels—
                        I spoke the words              Word.

            My Self.


Natalie Dignam is poet and writer living in Manchester, New Hampshire. She is currently a Communications Assistant who loves her day job and seeks inspiration in daily life.