SHE ARRIVED UNSPOKEN
by SG Young
She arrived unspoken.
She came first to the gone part of town
To that part that wasn’t really there anymore
The part that perhaps had never been there
The part where bombardments had hit hard
Where shops had been blown
That should not have been thrown.
She arrived unspoken
The little girl.
Yet within hours
Somehow it was known.
Somehow it came to be known.
The little girl is that baby
The little girl is our Anushka.
That little girl.
Yes that little girl there Who is walking
Through the blown part of town with someone.
And every street had someone who knew
Who knew Everything
Who told Everything
Who said Give this to her for me.
I shall not see her.
Please give this for me
Please take her these
For: Potlatch by Claudia Selene
Potlatch is a portrait done in oil paint on wood. Claudia Selene is from Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her painting won the Bowles Award for Portrait Excellence at the 2020 National Art Exhibition sponsored by the Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida. http://www.visualartcenter.org
Navigate to p.14 to view Potlatch: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1797/9015/files/2020_NAE_Awards_Program_2.13.20_FINAL.pdf?718