Tell Me

This is one of my poems published in ‘Exaltation in Cadmium Red’.  I dedicate it to the children of Newtown, Connecticut, may you each rest in peace and I will listen for you.

Tell Me
where the dead children live. It is my duty to visit them

with poetry and gifts—doves for purity, jam for sweetness,

drums to dissipate, dream away demons. Shoes to stomp out

lonely feelings, red paint to swell their senses. Marbles for each

child to see our world, so they may visit whenever they choose.


from Exaltation in Cadmium Red, Guernica Editions, 2012. Sonia Di Placido


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