Friday, December 22, 2017

Taken to Heart by Martha Christina

Our mail carrier’s
on medical leave: not
a dog bite; not a fall.
“Worse,” a co-worker confides.
“Political news got to him.”

In the local paper
the middle school’s
Student of the Month
smiles at the camera.
Our mail carrier’s son,
cited for his kindness
to a boy with special needs.

Martha Christina is a frequent contributor to Brevities. Longer work appears in Innisfree Poetry Journal, Naugatuck River Review, earlier postings of Red Eft Review, and most recently in the anthology Ice Cream Poems from World Enough Writers. She has published two collections: Staying Found (Fleur-de-lis Press) and Against Detachment (Pecan Grove Press).

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