throw another onto the pile,
O my Land.
let the blood of those reeking
trickle from their rotting heap,
seap into your soil,
and spring up beneath your feet
on wet days—
for your ugly roots to drink.
Rosie DeSantis is an actress, theater-maker, aspiring organizer, Detroiter, and recent graduate of the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University. Her poetry has thus far been published in American Chordata, Linden Avenue, Crabfat Magazine, and Words Apart.