“The mom who is doing the best she can and the little boy who was left in the van” published in The BeZine

This piece is (unfortunately) based on a true story I saw on my local news a few years ago about a small boy who was accidentally left in his preschool van, while his mother (who was homeless) was at work in the early morning hours. This tragedy stuck with me because I could not get past how it was ultimately driven by hunger and poverty, and left this mother powerless in her efforts to do the best thing for her son. 

This poem is published in the Fall 2021 Issue of The BeZine, which is centered on the theme of Social Justice and Hunger.