To Our Children – Poetry by Tina McFarlane

Pierre Bonnard – Family Scene

We break it into pieces
weave and twist the fabric
of our blood and history

through ancestral veins
which pulse with the ashes
of our memories

we have burned into our cells

and given to our children

our curly hair, freckles
and minds

and as we sit on our glass-covered porches
we can watch our reflections
and wonder if

we should have done things differently

About the Author

Tina is a contributing poet for TBM Horror Experts and lives in Ontario, Canada. Her work has also appeared in Spillwords, Lucy’s Works and Luna-The Poetry Bar. You can connect with her on her website, T.McFarlane – Poet and Writer, as well as Instagram and Facebook.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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