This poem is from the January 6, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from dialecticdreamer
. It has been selected in an audience poll
as the free epic for the February 3, 2015 Poetry Fishbowl reaching its $200 goal. This poem belongs to the Polychrome Heroics
series, following Aidan some weeks after his adoption of Saraphina.WARNING:
This poem contains emotionally fraught background. The warnings are spoilers; highlight to read. The poem includes references to child death, emotional upset as a result of same, ongoing social work surrounding foster care with intent to adopt, some awkward community dynamics, and other challenging stuff. Current environment is supportive, and indeed, the whole thing is comfort after crisis; but the crisis references are pretty unpleasant.
If you're sensitive to these issues or in a ruffled state of mind, please consider carefully whether you want to read this.( Collapse )