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by Katina Winkey


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Picture by Brenda Starr

April 12, 2013








Wails of disbelief,
Swell out of midnight,
Clouds of purple and grey,
Mix with sweat,
And libations of blood,
As grief,
Coursing through constricted veins,
Drains a crimson river,
Down brown skin,
Encasing a fainting heart,
Eyes glazed over,
Hands up,
Grasping for hope,
Settling on the horizon,
That is the Sun,
Longing for warmth,
On brown skin,

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