Winter Respite


by Renee Garcia-Brown

For all those too stubborn and pissed off to quit.



Softly, I must end this year

As bloody, broken as I am picking up butchered slabs of my own flesh

Hoping I can fit it all back together

Enough to hold it firm to heal

So after a light soft rest

I can get up and go back

To stand side-by-side

With our warriors as we fight

For freedom in the next

Goddamn bloody year.




Renee Garcia-Brown is tired. It’s been a hard year. But the mother fuckers haven’t won and 2018 is coming. @RenwriterRenee

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