Nephew, a poem written by A.M. Torres at



written by: A.M. Torres



What went wrong?
The car slammed him
breaking his bones
plunged him in dark.

At midnight he swayed
he never woke
where had he gone?
what pained him so?

The news had me shook
sweet nephew died
after midnight
I learned and sobbed.

Things left unsaid
for years there was dread
I’ll think back instead
my nephew is dead.

The baby he’d been
into everything
cartoons he adored
four siblings left.

His anger had grown
my nephew had crossed
what did she say?
then he was crushed.

A speeding car. A cracked windshield
he crossed the large street
before he was smashed.
my nephew fades.

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