4 a.m. woman
with too many bruises
and not enough suitcases,
she marches
through the bus depot
(children and pomegranate seeds
trailing behind her)
carrying everything
and the world on her back,
she hopes this time
is the last time she has to fight
over her expired voucher
for a one way ticket out of hell.

© Nancy Botta, 2018


5 thoughts on “Persephone.

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  2. Ugh, This is sad and brave at the same time, I hope she never has to hurt again.
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