The Changing of the Guard

Written by Lena Dupont

My infant’s cries will break

the reverent silence

“The Changing of the Guard,” read by Lena Dupont
When I get pregnant,
I hope I give birth at 
arlington national cemetery
and spill natal blood 
on the ground
at the tomb of 
the unknown soldier.

My infant’s cries will break 
the reverent silence, and soon
everyone will join her & 
there shall be weeping & 
gnashing of teeth.

Check out this poem, and more of Lena’s work, in print in Serpentine Vol. 3

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