Connie A Thompson

Mourning Dawn

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Dawn
8/26/1968 – 4/5/1988

 

Mourning Dawn

 

As rain falls

on this gray morning,

 

my mother leans

against the peeling paint,

her body wedged

 

between two blue hydrangeas,

 

the only landscaping

in our bleak yard.

 

Her face, wet with tears

and rain,

 

mourning her daughter,

Dawn.

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