Exhibit X by Donna-Marie Riley

“I learned in school that war is what happens
when nations disagree, but the textbooks never told me
that war is also what happens when parents disagree,
and when children throw insults harder than they hit baseballs
and when I cannot force myself out of bed in the morning
because there is a voice in my head that tells me
I might win the battle, but I will not win the —

War is what happens when…”

The ever-lovely Donna-Marie Riley performing “Exhibit X” from her book, Love and Other Small Wars at Mellow Pages.

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