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To answer

your question, Mr. Hughes

it explodes


flings its syrupy shrapnel

beyond the neighborhood walls

hot with the day’s oppression


But later

much later

it locates its fragments

to weight itself against the night


It becomes

Mr. Hughes

the promise of every dream dreamed


It becomes

in the blackness

its own shining sun



Angela Redmond-Theodore

Angela Redmond-Theodore is a poet and storyteller whose work is inspired and influenced by her cultural and personal Ancestors. She earned an MFA in creative writing from the University of Tampa. Her poetry has appeared in The North American Review, The Comstock Review, The Tishman Review, and Obsidian. She and her husband live in west central Florida.