When I was with my mother, Angela Hambling

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Quando stavo con mia madre
mi sentivo sicura
lei mi proteggeva
dal dolore e dalla disperazione
e anche ora sarebbe disposta a tenersi tutto dentro
come sanno fare le donne
e non ne parlano mai
e ciascuna se lo porta
chiuso dentro di sé
come se lei fosse l’unica
a sapere

Angela Hambling

when I was with my mother
I felt safe
and she protected me
from the sorrow and the despair
and even now she would lock it away
like women do
and never tell of it
and each one carries it
locked away like that inside them
as if was hers alone
as if she were the only one
who knew