father has sent me to hell
in tempting waters up to the chin,
tree bearing luscious fruit
beg for their poisons so that I may crumble in their arms,
Brooke Hardy is a senior at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. She is majoring in English and Psychology. She studied poetry and fiction under Reginald Shepherd. The SNReview is her first publication.
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