A little boy shuffles
toward a state-employed German Shepherd.
His mother shrieks in Spanish. He runs for her legs,
the fear in her voice. The dog finds dope
in the panties of a pregnant woman.
Strangers shiver on an icy bench. Razor wire
rings with sparrows. Guards, you once wrote,
order yard detail to rake down the nests.
May these be empty, then. Soon,
the sun will rise and chase life underground. For now it’s dark,
save for the overhead bulb, dim and flickering with insects.
Causes Carrie Moniz Supports
individuals, species, ecosystems