Unfinished Sympathy

by Julianna McCarthy

There there everything’s going to be just
One of these days you’ll look back at this and
Our thoughts and prayers are
What doesn’t kill us makes us
Do you want a cup of anything
OK now, that’s
You’re going to make yourself sick and then
Ah Jesus
Why don’t you just
Snap out of it

Julianna McCarthy is a Schieble Sonnet Prize winner,and a Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her poems have appeared in The Antioch Review, American Journal of Poetry, Tidal Basin Review, Nimrod and others. She holds an MFA from New England College.

Copyright 2018, Julianna McCarthy

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