They called for the county to record.
made purple by the almost slip of her small life.
Back into the world; saved by a miracle
Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah
What do you do when no one dies?
Found face up on the blanket
She stopped talking to them.
Said her name.
Margaret Elysia Garcia grew up in and out of southeastern Los Angeles. She’s the author of four chapbooks of poetry: When the Ground Tore Open, Choosing Words, You in the House of My Heart, and Natural Menace. Alzheimer’s Cul de Sac is her latest poetry venture she hopes to publish soon. Some of her chapbooks can be found at aphasiapress/megarcia.
Copyright © 2012 by Margaret Elysia Garcia