“Coward, Coward,” She Utters

Under a clear sky and a bright moon, In front of the Agave Azul with a friend, Guacamole with chips and a tipple was the intent. A conversation about life soon turns bleak. “Coward, coward,” she utters about herself. Irrigating eyes with every sentence, Recalling years of agony as a child and young woman, Life…

Stolen Purity to Remove Self-culpability

Self-culpability for this unforgettable deed, Safeguarding should have been heeded, An immediate life change, from this cowardly act proceeds. Shelter sentiments, fright inside to keep. An encounter with a friend who suffers the same hurt, Heeding her tribulations, tear from her eyes spurt. She says, pretense of dry eyes is becoming her forte, Memories of…

The Search For a Child

Dusk and a missing child. Searches empty, Mother’s intuitions fasten. Days of seeking, mother’s maw remains stitched. Celebration of the day on this soil is approaching. Third year of a young innocent life. Florida scorcher did not dishearten the quest. Behind iron gates, a mother still sits with fastened lips. Impassive sentiments show signs of…

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