Boy Found Dead
for the dead boys
2-year old boy found dead in Wayne, Mich. home, parents’ location unknown
standing at the edge of stairs gives me vertigo now
Missing Spanish boy found dead in car
but when I crawl to the dropoff, I want to jump
Teenage boy among 4 found dead in apparent murder-suicide
I want to see the blood-angel my limp frame would make
Boy found dead in trash was killed by ‘unspecified’ means
who would find me? what animal would find me first?
Agency finds records altered after boy found dead
what would be said of me? how long
No foul play suspected after missing boy found dead
would the stain last on the cement?
Boy, 2, found dead in Choctaw County pond
then I dream of drowning. I dream
Charges pending for father after boy, 2, found dead in Little Village
of slipping into the darkness of an alleyway
Baby boy found dead in playground trash can in Queens
always being hunted, then disposed of.
Boy, 2, found dead in pool
most of all I dream of Sarah
17-year old boy found dead was shot
wonder if I was the only one she hunted
Boy found dead in San Antonio motel
I don’t know anything about her anymore but I know
Boy, 2, found dead in Chicago home with throat cut
when the deer escapes, the hunter moves on
Man arrested after woman and 15-year old boy found slain
or sometimes, the hunter follows for days
Missing boy of homeless Marysville woman found dead in Mexico
this is called pursuit predation. the fear takes over.
Missing Juárez boy found dead in field
the prey gives out, paralyzed by the never-safeness.
Playing truant, boy found dead near school
then the hunter dances around her fire.
Teo Mungaray is a queer, chronically ill, latino poet. He holds an MFA from Pacific University of Oregon and will pursue his doctorate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a co-founder and co-EIC of Cotton Xenomorph. His poems can be found in Cosmonauts Avenue, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry, Prelude Magazine and The Bellevue Literary Review. He currently lives in Lincoln, NE and can be found on twitter @teomungaray.
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