Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Headline Poem 1/29/14 -- 55

(Photo credit usf anthropology)

As of today, 55 bodies have been found near Dozier Reform School in Florida. The school was closed in 2011, and many horrific stories of abuse have surfaced about this school that many boys called home over the years. There is an ongoing investigation. 


55 sets of eyes, teeth, legs, and ribs
some buried properly,
others strewn and hidden away
no funeral if you're not missed
no one lookin
outside those walls
no explanation once you leave those badly beaten halls
Marianna on the hill
the 'white house boys' called home
some dead 
some forgotten
some disappeared while their mothers begged and moaned