Poetry

August 7, 2017 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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By

Megan Collins

 

 

Corroding Liberty

An erasure of Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus”

 

 

brazen

limbs land

at our gates. stand,

woman with torch,

imprisoned

mother of exiles.

command

that cities

keep ancient cries

silent.

to breathe free,

refuse

the homeless pest

beside the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Collins

Megan Collins holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University. She teaches creative writing at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and is Managing Editor of 3Elements Review. A Pushcart Prize and two-time Best of the Net nominee, her work has appeared in many journals, including Compose, Linebreak, Rattle, Spillway, and Tinderbox. 

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