By Diana Babineau ’14

Volume XXXV, Issue 4, May 10, 2013


Hearing shouts and tears

rising and falling above

her, a child takes their


shoes—one hers, one his—and ties

a tight knot, lacing the two


together, dragging

one across the carpet so

the other follows



to the furthest corner from


the front door, away

from the night that swallows their

kitchen window’s glow;


she hides them, hoping to keep

the two from coming undone.