Megan Merchant

The Pro-Life Approach
to Refugee Children

I will keep the egg nestled
under a warm light
in a bed of hair
I shave from
my head,

and sing it

but once
the first crack
shows, I will sit
behind my window—

I will leave it to fend,
or die, alone.

Megan Merchant is either happily lost in the tall pines, or updating her website