We were not scared, playing
Each day among the graves.
Read the headstones, we knew
How we knew: sing the names.
Kate Bolton Bonnici’s poetry and essays have been published or are forthcoming in the Georgia Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Image, CounterText, Foundry, Southern Humanities Review, Exemplaria, and elsewhere. Her collection Night Burial won the 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Beginning this fall, she will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Pepperdine University.
the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan