Proof

By mossy rocks down the river she lay 

Beaming sky shined her hair so red  

Her skin twinkled so white 

The river so blue 

Under bright moonlight 

Ear-splitting screams heard in morning 

My mother buzzed around dusting 

What she could find

She smoothed out creases 

On birth certificates 

Placed diplomas in glossed wood frames

She memorized Annette

Comes from the French 

Means grace

Means maybe this way they will see my body is worth looking for 

-Annette

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