Four and Twenty of the Week, May 22

Lineage

Ancestors cannot save you
though your blood may prove
in some double-helix way
that you have saved them.

Marguerite María Rivas

Marguerite María Rivas teaches in New York City. Her work has been published in such journals as The Americas Review, Earth’s Daughters, and Short, Fast, and Deadly. She is the author of Tell No One: Poems of Witness. | margueritemariarivas.com
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