Tag Archives: Mare Leonard

Can You Hear Me?

Another fucking Lock Down. The other kids think I’m a slug ’cause I sit in class with my head on the desk but I’m fast. When I hear the announcement, I run to the inside of the back corner, huddle … Continue reading

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Directions For My Daughter

Wear pale makeup when you do errands, opening your backpack for the young soldiers guarding every entrance to possible disaster. You don’t want to be noticed. Don’t ride the buses but if you do, check out eyes. Applying your own … Continue reading

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