Serena Agusto-Cox

Endless Spiral

Halfway through another week,
morning coffee and news.
I’m stiffly sitting, couch like brick.
She’s ready, hair brushed, eager
for breakfast and YouTube shorts.
I’m waiting for her to still.
How do I explain the gun,
school children her age gone
from this world? Arm on her shoulder
hold her close, hold them all
because policy, lockdowns, police,
governments are spiraling
inadequate and endless.

Serena Agusto-Cox‘s poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and she coordinates poetry programming for the Gaithersburg Book Festival and was a featured reader at the Gaithersburg’s DiVerse Poetry reading series and D.C.’s Literary Hill BookFest. Poems appear in multiple magazines and anthologies. She also founded the book review blog, Savvy Verse & Wit, and Poetic Book Tours to help poets market their books.