Urban Girl Bonds With (excerpt)


Lake Erie

It calls her by a name she buried

in its mouth & what a dirty mouth

that speaks of floating

& how much it looks

like death

& how much she knows

about both.





Bobbi Christina

I wanted to die like my father, a reenactment

of the moment that changed everything. Wanted

a walk in his headline. To be the reaction un-delayed.

I wanted to tell you in case I understand still means



-Siaara Freeman