Tuesday, March 8, 2016

June Bug by Martha Christina

My mother's rage
fills the kitchen.
Her lovely voice,
throws threats
against the screen door,
again and again, like
a June bug, desperate
to get to the light,
as my father
into the dark.

Martha Christina is a frequent contributor to Brevities and Three Line Poetry. Longer work appears or is forthcoming in the Aurorean, Bryant Literary Review, Blast Furnace, Main Street Rag, and The Orange Room Review. She lives in Bristol, RI.

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