August 3, 2016
LGBTQ Poets Respond to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
I watched the crowd
of rainbow flags,
the music, the community,
and the love.
You cannot take our Pride.
Our heads will always be held higher
than the weapons that you dare
to aim in our direction.
Sticks and stones
will break our bones
But bullets cannot silence us.
Marina Montenegro is a Hispanic-American gender neutral writer living in New York City.
Born with a love for storytelling, Marina attended Seton Hall University as a creative writing major. Marina's writing has appeared in Pif Magazine, Oddball Magazine, Teen Art Out, and Aegis Publishing House. Currently, Marina works in the voice over industry at Edge Studio.
Aside from writing, Marina enjoys reading, cooking, and playing quidditch. They currently play as a beater on the Horn Tailed Horcruxes quidditch team.
Marina lives in New York City with their boyfriend Nick Candido, and cat, Juliet.
Glass: A Journal of Poetry is published weekly by Glass Poetry Press.
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