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Meredith Davies Hadaway

Your Past Will Surprise You

Destiny by Amanda Snyder

Will show up at breakfast,
will meet you for drinks.

Wrap arms around you
as if it’s always been there.

Share awkward stories
of a self you used to know.

And sure, you will laugh, as you
reach out a finger to trace

condensation on a chilly glass,
the ice shifting as it melts.


About the writer:
Meredith Davies Hadaway is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Small Craft Warning, a collaborative volume with artist Marcy Dunn Ramsey. Her previous collection, At the Narrows, was winner of the Delmarva Book Prize. She is currently the Sophie Kerr Poet-in-Residence at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

Image: Destiny by Amanda Snyder (1894-1980). Collagraph on paper. No size specified. 1917. Public domain.

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