Tip of the Iceburg

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It’s What You Can’t See That Matters

Lisa Cox

On the playground
So small
Like flocks
Of birds swirling
Round and
Round they
Played
They settled
Into lines
Ready to become
Children again
To absorb
Learning
What don’t I see?
I see the small hands
Around the
The small
Throat
I see myself
Pulling him away
I see him screaming
I see the other one
Crying
I see myself
Walking him
To the dreaded
Principals
Office
What don’t I see?
Later when I ask
I see
I see the little boy’s
House at night
I see the door
Smashed in
And police
Rushing through
I see guns
I see his father
Hurling obscenities
At the police
As they hold him
On the ground
I see the little boy
Held by the police
Begging them
To not take his father

 

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