August 3, 2016

LGBTQ Poets Respond to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Bailey Workman

For Orlando

invisible targets woven into the hidden dna on the surface of bones drew gunpowder from the remains leftover from bodies loaded recklessly, one by one into a heartless magazine, fired coldly past the doors of the only chapel that felt like home, reaching into the ribcage and wrenching 50 pieces of our heart that can never be salvaged

Bailey Workman has been previously published in Crab Fat Magazine, Hypertrophic Literary, and Torrid Literature Journal, among others. As an 18 year old gay girl, the Orlando shooting was the first tragedy of that nature to really hit deep. Hopefully, this poem can capture a small piece of the heartbreak the LGBT community, and especially the Latinx LGBT community, is feeling.

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