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Benvolio: Poetry from the Abyss

© 2017 Bethany Ebert

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ISBN 978-0-463-51363-7

First edition

Dedication to a reader

I am writing this poem

so one day you might read it

& know that

you were enough

A tragedy

My kitten sleeps

in an unmarked grave,


under dirt & snow

A permanent rest

for a nocturnal child,

for the grey wheels,



One day, I too will

die, (I pray).

If I am

good I will

see you, & you will

sleep peacefully

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