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Death of She

By Jennifer Brown Banks

PROMPT — Who am I today?

Who am I today?

A survivor,

I am less than

I was yesterday,

Yet more than

I thought I could be,

In the presence of her absence,

The death of she

Who gave life to me....

Who am I today?



Like a fraction reduced to its lowest terms,

Yet made whole

By the strength

Of the legacy

She leaves me


Jennifer Brown Banks is the president of Poets United to Advance the Arts, located in Illinois. Her work has been featured in numerous blogs, journals, and websites for over a decade.


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