Longing to Belong

Dk in Lt

girl with eyes too large and

milky teeth fairies must wait

years for in country that ripped

her from Mama locked her in

metal cage no laughter crosses

her howl swells into lost

others’ sounds for families

babies resounds past soiled

dreams strips belonging as

those ripping teach children

how arms are weapons

Thank you to Writers Resist for first publishing “Longing to Belong.”