Amanda Kelly – First Memory

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Amanda Kelly – Adjunct professor. School of Human Sciences and Technology. IE University.

Reading:

First Memory by Louise Glück from the book Ararat, (1990).

Long ago, I was wounded. I lived
to revenge myself
against my father, not
for what he was—
for what I was: from the beginning of time,
in childhood, I thought
that pain meant
I was not loved.
It meant I loved

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