NoHoldsBarredPoetryWritingChallenge Day 8: Not my choice

woman with smeared eyes in studio
The life of my unborn
depends on the votes 
of millions who care not 
whether she's gunned down
in a church or a school—
as long as they can afford bread.

© 2022 Nortina Simmons

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