When you were small
I wondered what they all do:
“What if she never grew another inch?”
Would she be a petite Emily Dickinson
with a large vision constrained
by her small world or
from below reach further,
striving for more.
I’ve dreamed a World War Z reality
where she’d be overlooked
living long, making the call.
She’d set the world right
blaring her freedom trumpet
like the fireworks exploding on the page
a poem to save us
Serena M. Agusto-Cox, who was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, has poems published in Dime Show Review, Beginnings Magazine, LYNX, Muse Apprentice Guild, The Harrow, Pedestal Magazine, and other journals. An essay also appears in H.L. Hix’s Made Priceless, as does a Q&A on book marketing through blogs in Midge Raymond’s Everyday Book Marketing. She also runs the book review blog, Savvy Verse & Wit, and founded Poetic Book Tours to help poets market their books. Reach her on Twitter @SavvyVerseWit