7 bullets, that
ran through a father’s
while his children
sat in the back seat.
2 handcuffs tied
him to the bed
so he can’t run away.
Many hearts broken
Numbers and time,
Time and numbers
How long is a scream?
How long is a nightmare?
How long is a heartbreak?
(Unrevised, read at Machar coffeehouse Feb 2021)
For this entire year, the plague year,
Whenever I looked outside my window,
I would see the motorcycle, waiting by
One morning, I looked out and it was
Sometime during the night, perhaps,
Someone had taken the motorcycle.
It’s been 3 days now- still no motorcycle.
Will it return?
Will we return?
We don’t know.
Renée Weitzner taught children with special needs,particularly in the field of special education: emotional disturbances. She is currently tutoring children and adults in reading, writing and executive functioning. It is a pleasure, and an honor, to once again be a part of the Gargoyle family.