Love Poem for February 2nd

Arlington Road

We’ve all heard your stories

like La Llorona  you come for children,

You come for men,

with your translucent ice veneer.

Tonight you tried to take my husband,

rolled him over four times and dumped him in a pond

the sacrifice to avenge 

us for being, well, happy.

Tonight though, he is home, 

warm and asleep, even if our daily 

lives are strewn amongst the cattails and weeds

of the pond water, even if you tried to sink us

tonight, at least, my love, is home.

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About Margaret Elysia Garcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book regarding body positivity through plus-sized alternative modeling .She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas. And is the co-founder of Pachuca Productions a Latina owned microtheatre in Plumas County, California
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