Monday, March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020: National Women's Month: Maria Arana's poem "Bury the Tears"

Bury the Tears

the ones you swore
I gave you

the ones that burned
your cheeks and pursed your lips

bury them
until not a single drop pours out

I’m not worth
all that anguish

I’m not worth
all that sorrow

bury them deep
deep inside

a black box
to match your black heart

then, I’d never hurt you
like you claim I did

and maybe
forever will be better

as we watch
the world’s sunset in flames

© 2020 Maria Arana

Bio: Maria A. Arana is a teacher, writer, and poet. Her poetry has been published in various journals including Spectrum, The Pangolin Review, Nature Writing, and Cholla Needles Magazine. You can find her at

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