Don’t bring a loving family to a broken one. It’s like bringing a knife to a gun fight.
Thank you to Snapdragon for publishing “The Return,” a prose poem about returning home for a holiday! The journal issue, Remember, is available as an e-book of poetry, creative nonfiction, and photography for $5.
An excerpt from “The Return”
Festivity seeps from the fading house. Bright streamers cross peeling paint, strung by a Southern mother forever celebrating occasions that bring childless children home.
Hammered tin rabbits spring from yard stakes bearing baskets of eggs. Their cute kitsch leers at me. Pastels are not my colors. Soft prey animals are not my mascots.
No worry, I have armor like scales…