Thursday, November 27, 2008

Worst by Mikael Covey

the mom
holds up
a photo
of her dead
girl
Nikki’s Fund
the caption
reads
in
front page
news
for students
who need
money and
a reason
not to
kill
themselves

I hope
you’re feeling
better Nik
imagining
your mom
with your
dead photo
funds
your name
and
nothing
nothing
nothing
of her
girl
who went
away

Mikael Covey is editor of Lit Up Magazine. His writing has appeared in a number of on-line and print journals, including Storyglossia, 3AM Magazine, Laura Hird Showcase, Word Riot, and Dogmatika.

5 comments:

Doug P. Baker said...

What an image! That mother holding the picture. I remember a similar picture for a good friend, put up all around town. Tough image to get out of one's head!

Scot said...

good piece--reminds us to always hold them close while we can

billectric said...

I agree with Doug and Scot, it's a very powerful image.

Subterranean Soul said...

Nice work Stokely

blunt and beautiful

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