We were a Family of Three MAG

October 3, 2014
By SelenaFlores23 BRONZE, Davenport, Iowa
SelenaFlores23 BRONZE, Davenport, Iowa
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the meat didn’t get thawed out last night
moths swim around the lampshade looking for light – the love affair between the dark
the bruise you got from falling out of the tree is fading
the doctor says you should get some
antibiotic cream for that
lullabies don’t put the baby to sleep anymore
visit the graveyard during the day
the stones glisten and smile
dim sounds erupt on the door hinge when you come home
you forgot to WD-40 it
the character in that fairy tale – the one we watched for the memories – can’t fly –
sorry to disappoint
pompadour is the love that can’t be fixed
my favorite recipe fell out of the cupboard
I guess we are eating lamb chops tonight
you talk lots about the creationism of
the dung beetle
violent comprises into a flood –
the rainstorm took away the mating bugs
the roots beneath the trees simmer like
my baking pan
the glove on the counter is getting sold
in the garage sale


The author's comments:

This particular piece touches on the subject of child loss in the eyes of the parents. I think its a sentimental topic that is not expressed enough, and this poem just came about this way without myself even realizing it as I was writing. 


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