THEY GOT THE BOYS WHO GOT YOUR GIRL
After Jericho Brown
you hear? they got the boys who got your girl
the big one, fourteen, he lived across the street
one-fifteenth street shame of mamas & grandmamas
grownup at fifteen, upstate, his friends in ninth grade
how do you feel with their faces syndicated daily?
why was that girl in that park that night alone?
her green hair, fragile skin & bad fate
Alexandra Watson is a mixed race writer from Syracuse, NY. She is the Executive Editor of Apogee Journal, a publication providing a platform for underrepresented artists and writers. She is a full-time Lecturer in the First-Year Writing program at Barnard College. Her fiction, poetry, and interviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Bennington Review, Yes, Poetry, Nat. Brut., Breadcrumbs Magazine, Redivider, PANK, Lit Hub, and Apogee. She's the recipient of the 2019 PEN/Nora Magid Prize for Literary Magazine editing. Find her at alexandrawatson.net. or on Twitter @watsonlexis.