Where oh where did you go
Oh Blankie of mine?
Who would I be now
if it’d been up to me to let you go?
They just saw tatters of a well-worn blanket
An outgrown toy, a nuisance, embarrassing proof of their failed parental skills
You were the key to my security on this spinning planet
My anchor, my buddy
Maybe it would have made all the difference
I wouldn’t still carry this feeling that there’s no thing and no one on this earth to truly rest my heart on
This ever-constant ache for more of something I can never put my finger on yet can never have enough of
One day you were just gone
No one would tell me where you’d gone to
Which was worse — thinking you’d abandoned me
Or that they’d betrayed me?
What book suggested that solution
Was it you, Dr. Spock?
I know, I know
“I am my own Blankie now”
#blanket #childrearing #loss #betrayal
Daily Prompt: Blanket