Sarah Frost



Grief ...
the bereaved
screams from the newspaper.

Two years old,
eyes shut,
he clutches a ball,
the neck of his carer.

His tender mouth
stretched across his face
like a wound.

Mother shot, father shot,
saved by a nanny,
but seared, a poem of loss
blaring across his face.

Sarah Frost is 36 years old and a single mother to a five year old boy. She works as an editor for Juta Legalbrief in Durban, South Africa. She has been writing poetry for the past fourteen years. She has completed an MA in English Literature, and also a module on Creative Writing, through UKZN.

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