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.

About Margaret Elysia Garcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia is the author of short story ebook collection Sad Girls and Other Stories, and the audiobook Mary of the Chance Encounters, and the co-founder and lead playwright of Las Pachucas, theatrical troupe. She teaches creative writing and theatre in a California state prison.
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