Last Stand

Daisies poke through the broken asphalt, rage against their dying.

Great-Grandpa Hamp’s farm tumbled down and drowned in the sadness of Georgia red clay.

Two centuries later, developers desecrated the land and built a mixed-use development (that nobody needed) there.

Me, a lone descendant, stand, and from the edge of the road throw stones at the realization that nobody thought to find me, that nobody thought. . .anyone would care.

At the corner of a cotton field I feel like a cliché of a prodigal child.

Came back way too late to take a stand.

Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2022

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I am a published poet and short story writer. I have been published in SNHU's the penmen review. My poetry book "Life at the End of the Rainbow" is currently available on Amazon/Kindle Books. My published name is Jenny Andrews for this poetry book. My novel, "Bully Another Day" is now available on Amazon/Kindle Books. My published name for my novel is Jenny W. Andrews. Also available on Amazon Books are my second poetry book "Spaces Between The Pause" and my short story collection "Short Stories and Vignettes." Please check them out and let me know what you think. Thank you.

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