Search
  • Abigail Diaz

2012

Updated: Sep 28

Abigail Diaz


the world ended for the first time when i was eleven: the news sang sweet songs of


expiring calendars and a black antichrist for president


(, god, what's this country coming to?).


in my own head, i dreamt of the


blackness of after-earth, the sound of


everyone becoming no one, with no more


dogs to feed, no more


cars to drive, no more


flags to pledge allegiance to in the mornings. without all the distractions of sky and

politics and hungry mouths, i wondered what would be


left of us all: skin and bones in business casual clothes that meant


nothing to a god who


created because he was bored and destroyed because


we became too ugly to look at. it will be a


sweet sound, i thought as the tvs and the radios and the telephones hummed and


shimmered like


wings, hovering over a new disaster. the sound a


black hole makes when it chews.


Abigail Diaz is an aspiring poet. She has been practicing fiction for five years and poetry for two. Currently, she has had poetry published in The Sheepshead Review, Rock & Sling, The Ear Literary Journal, and the San Antonio Public Library 2019 Young Pegasus Anthology. She is currently a freshman in college and is majoring in English, with hopes of publishing poetry and fiction full-time.

31 views