Forecast, by Jordan Potter

Seeing
what kills
your parents.

What whittles
them down
like a pencil.

What can’t
be stopped.
What plucks

away at their
frayed strings.
What they

can’t eat.
What brings
them instantly

to tears.
Or rage.
Or nothing.

Watching their
faces disappear
then pop back.

Watching them
get off track.
Hearing them

Wait. Waiting
with them.
Writing letters

to relatives
who never
hear from you.

 

Published 12th February 2019

 

About Jordan Potter

Jordan Potter is a writer and actor from Huntington Beach, CA. When he isn’t writing poetry or screenplays, he produces recitations and dramatic reenactments of poems through his studio, Blank Verse Films.

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