4 a.m. woman
with too many bruises
and not enough suitcases,
through the bus depot
(children and pomegranate seeds
trailing behind her)
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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Ugh, This is sad and brave at the same time, I hope she never has to hurt again.
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Powerful and angry.
This is so raw and powerful. I hope she found her way out eventually 🙂