Aunt Flo had a daughter

She was a drug addict

Aunt Flo had leukemia

Her husband left her

Aunt Flo had a party

invited everyone she knew

gave everyone gifts

told everyone how much she loved them

Aunt Flo said she was going on a trip

She was found hanged

 

 

Vincent J. Tomeo is a poet, archivist, historian and community activist. Has been published in the New York Times, Comstock Review, Mid-America Poetry Review, EDGZ, Spires, Tiger’s Eye, ByLine, Mudfish, The Blind Man’s Rainbow, The Neovictorian/Cochlea, The Latin Staff Review, and Grandmother Earth (VII thru XI).