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The poem "Unread Letters to My Mother" is a meditation on dream and memory and how PTSD brought on by childhood trauma has effected those things within the speaker's life. Each of the seven sections are addressed to the speaker's mother, but the reader knows these are things which are left unsaid, in the darkness, as the clarity and insight they provide into the speaker's life is perhaps too overwhelming for the figure of the mother to process.
This is the author's version of the work. This publication appears in Gettysburg College's institutional repository by permission of the copyright owner for personal use, not for redistribution.
Thompson, Pamela J., "Unread Letters to My Mother" (2015). Student Publications. 425.
This poem was written for Professor Nadine Meyer's seminar, ENG 405: Seminar in Writing: The Poet’s Voice, Fall 2015.