there were three of them
forceful
drunk

too angry to care
whether she lived or died

she swung
the cardboard pizza box
like a machete

it was all she had

 

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Cheryl Leverette was born and raised in the south, graduated from the University of Central Arkansas, and now lives in Tennessee near her daughter and grandchildren.

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