Monthly Archives: December 2017

Blue Blood

Published December 3, 2017 in Emily - 0 Comments

Blue Blood

The last factory around.

The last factory in town,

but Emily still worked there.

It was a source of shame

for her family,

Came from old money.

And it was beneath her station.

Contrary, she took pride in her work.

Making piano keys

brokered on the backs of owned men

limping through the Congo.

Bats in the Belfry

Published December 2, 2017 in Cartwright - 0 Comments

Bats in the Belfry

Cartwright loved the holidays.

It felt like parole every year.

He used to always end up in the hospital.

One Christmas it was a 5152

Elevated from a 5150.

Once he got there it was obvious,

he shouldn’t be allowed to go anywhere.

Years later,

“You’re not drinking? Good for you.”

“It’s good for everyone, trust me.

I’m no longer marching on roads of bones

in warrior mode.”