Finale (c) JDG in Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest Issue 2



When a friend vacuums up the pills off the floor

From a death by suicide

While unceasing tears flow

From faces you barely remember

When a stranger who claims she’s your mom asks

If you’re okay

And you choke on vomit while you hold a dead man’s hand

Don’t come in here if you’re going to cry, the little boy says.

But there are no words loud enough

to drown out the voice of a 6 year old girl

asking why her dad is white

when he is supposed to be brown.

He’s white because he’s dead, honey.

My sadness is a lipstick stain –

use the right trick and it’ll come right out.

But you’ll always see the little mark it left

And maybe wonder how it got there.

BIO: JDG is a queer, fledgling poet from Canada. She owns and operates 3 Moon Independent Publishing. She has been writing poetry for many years and minored in English in university. You can follow her projects on twitter, insta or facebook by following 3 Moon Independent Publishing. (@3moonpublishing). JDG has work that has appeared in publications for Ayaskala and Burning House Press.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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