What if this year
you held your face
in your own, warm hands,
and said aloud,
“You are shamelessly loved”?

Would it make you repaint your bedroom,

or file your jagged fingernails,

or bang arrogant nails back into the deck,
while you laugh like a five-year-old?

Why are you crying?
It’s just a resolution.

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Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored six books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac and Late April. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA and is Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine.

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