This is a poem I wrote to my mother. I have had no contact with her for 3 years. As I have been grieving the loss of my childhood and coming to the realization that I never really had a “mother”, poetry has been one way for me to express my grief. Before coming to ACA, I didn’t dare explore my emotions and I kept them locked inside. I am so thankful that with the help of my program and fellow travelers I have now found healthy ways to explore and express those hidden emotions.
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