Poem: Pearl



 -By Shannon Laws


There’s a pebble in my boot named “That Night”

A callus has formed around it

I’ll never find a pearl in my sock


That time

the time I failed

That one time

that night

the night nothing worked

and you died


How sorry I am

Both legs limp

You could be 25 today

I could be walking straight

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Shannon Laws

Shannon P. Laws lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is a published poet, currently working on a series of short stories. For seven years she produced award-winning community radio programs that promoted the PNW music/art community. Shannon's other interests include operating her voice-over company, Chickadee Productions.

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