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Not etched in stone

A whore before dawn

But the kids are up… clothes on

Make them lunch… they’re gone

Sleeps until they’re home

Checks homework while dinner’s on

Cleans dishes… irons

Calls her sister’s home

”Watch the boys for me… please Dawn?”

She bathes… puts clothes on

Small purse with small gun

Out the door when sister comes

Home before the sun

Grateful she is home

Made it through another one

Didn’t use the gun

Cries ’cause she’s alone

Her life and her’s alone

Life not etched in stone

(Feature photo from stock royalty free image.)


About the author

DeWayne Alston

DeWayne Alston, a Baltimore native, graduated from Baltimore City College High School. He is the owner of Soul City Media Network, LLC, the parent company for Soul City Radio for which he serves as the Program Director. DeWayne is an accomplished writer as well, self-publishing two poetry compilations and also serving as the Technology Editor for Baltimore-based lifestyle periodical RazorsEdge Magazine. Contact the author.
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