An Open Letter to Maddie

Lauren Wigren

Dear Maddie,
I didn’t know you all too well,
We may have exchanged hellos at a large family gathering
Or I may have liked a photo on facebook that you were in.
I remember hearing about you in casual conversation.
I remember the smile that spread across my relatives’ faces
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The Spotlight

Lauren Wigren

What is this anguish on the T.V. screen?
The tears of children, dreams crushed by panels
Used to fuel a money-making machine
Yet people support these ruthless channels.

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