dead boys’ mothers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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there is a mother,
somewhere.

her belly is
swollen with promise
of button nose
and child’s laughter.

soon after, there are boys
lying dead on concrete
left to rot in the road.
they are not given burial.
see, it is rumored that
not even god
wants these children.

their mothers stand
stiff-backed and tight-lipped,
a legion.
they say they wish for peace,
each time. they cry,
they mourn, they don’t ever
go silent.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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MissEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 30, 2014 at 9:38 am
Wow. This is amazing. I absolutely, love this. This touched and gripped my heart. For some reason, it reminds me of my birth-mother, though I'm not sure why. When I said this touched and gripped my heart, I meant it. This is phenomenal and written with talent. Your poem has vulnerability, honesty and emotion and that I love. You're not afraid to show the emotion, you're also not afraid to show the rawness through your words and for that I'm in awe. I'm truly glad that this has an editor's choi... (more »)
 
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