Bombingham, by Arika Elizenberry

by Arika Elizenberry

10:22 a.m.

…and less than a minute later
15 sticks of dynamite blew
out the church’s basement,
propelling four black bodies –
like heavy sheets over a
clothesline, among shards
of brick and rock. Black smoke
evaporated into the sky, screams
shook the blocks. But, a stained
glass window of Jesus leading a
group of young children, remained

Arika Elizenberry is from Las Vegas, Nevada and is a poet and short story writer. She holds an A.A. in Creative Writing and is currently working on her B.A. in English.


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