Grief's Address Grief's address looks a lot like mine– the features of the road well travelled, and the vehicles all bear a similar load. The postman seeks the numbers on the mailbox by my gate. I tremble at delivery. I shudder at the freight.
In Black You're wearing black? she commented. Too hot for days like this. Me, I don't wear black in heat at all. I'm mourning, I said quietly; silently agreed death's a quite uncomfortable climate for the soul.
Mariana Mcdonald is a poet, writer, scientist, and activist. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including poetry in Crab Orchard Review, Lunch Ticket, and The New Verse News; and fiction in So to Speak and Cobalt. She co-authored with Margaret Randall the recently-released Dominga Rescues the Flag, about black Puerto Rican heroine Dominga de la Cruz. Mcdonald lives in Atlanta.