Spring 2021, Volume 30

Poetry by Rose Mary Boehm

Just Another Day in Sandy Hook

         (in memoriam)

Rabbit pajamas lie crumpled in the corner,
her pillow still smells of honeysuckle.

The box of toys
as always untidy.
What on earth was so important
about order?

Drawings of Dad, Mum, herself and the dog
cover the small desk. She drew herself
with outsize wings.

Dad took her to school that day.
She waved from the back seat,
that smile almost jumping
out of the car to kiss me goodbye.




BIO: Rose Mary Boehm is a German-born British national living and working in Lima, Peru. Her poetry has been published widely in mostly US poetry reviews (online and print). Her fourth poetry collection, THE RAIN GIRL, was published by Chaffinch Press at the end of August 2020.