To an Absent Daughter; There’s a Lot of Anger Here.

by Sheree La Puma

To my estranged daughter in wake of the recent tragedies in California

New Moon in Scorpio. 12 people shot. Dead, College Night, Wednesday. Malibu burning. Ash like a blanket. Black, my mood. Everyone, for themselves. You come at me like a stranger, or don’t come at all. I confess, this is a love poem, posing as an elegy. Motherlove never dies. It evicts you from home in a State of Emergency. I bury your absence in the broken streets. Dreams bloom, but do not resurrect & I am one of many left weeping, 

on the highway.

Category: Poetry, SNHU Creative Writing, SNHU online creative writing