George Kenny: “When I Walk Through Her Door”

By George Kenny

This poem was among those read by George at the Winnipeg launch of Indians Don’t Cry.

When I Walk Through Her Door

as a house cat rubs
against my pant leg
upon my coming home
after a journey

she comes to me
and though I could
get by without
such welcome

she still does this
every time
when I walk through her door

as a younger sister crying
in the night stops
upon being awakened
from a bad dream

she reaches for me
and though I did not
think of
such a need

she always does this
each time
when I walk through her door

as a nurse helped me
through the time
when I almost died
from a stabbing

she holds me steady
and although I know
I could survive
without such support

even so, she knows
when I need her most
when I walk through her door.

George Kenny

George Kenny is from Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario. He is currently completing a masters degree in Environmental Studies so that he can continue to write about the culture of Anishinaabe people of Lac Seul and the English River, the source of his creativity. View books by George Kenny.

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Posted on
December 17th 2014
at 12:03pm

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