Rattle by JD DeHart

She rattled from house
to house
and pain would follow

An eye swollen shut
and family members suffering
from maladies

Now she is a strong woman
with a beautiful voice
that holds her words
as they unfurl on the table

In the space of two hours
she tells me her story
in full.


JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. He has recently been nominated for Best of the Net, and his chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available on Amazon.

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