Ezeriah Lane at 3:00 a.m. Across Mexico and the USA

Ezeriah Lane at 3:00 a.m. Across Mexico and the USA

A Poem by Manuel A Hurtado

A brief poem about a girl who struggles.

Ezeriah Lane at 3:00 a.m. Across Mexico and the USA

Ezeriah Lane killed a part of herself when
She said she was going to kill herself.
It popped up on the screen,
Ezeriah Lane: "I have to............"

And I said, "No, Ezeriah, you don't."
And she said, "Yes, I do."
And I waited, and I waited,
And time fell like the clothes off a slow lovers' body.

Guilt-- culpability-- strain-- regret--
Helplessness-- fear-- blame-- butterflies--
Concern-- sympathy-- relation-- cold--
Ezeriah-- Ezeriah-- Ezeriah-- Ezeriah.

Ezeriah knew she wasn't going to do it when
She realized a part of her left when she
Resolved to do it and wrote,
"What is this life thing anyway?"

And I said, "I don't know."
And she said, "Does anyone?"
And I thought and I thought,
And I said, "No, I don't think so."


I love you like one loves those who
He needs to know exist.

I love you like sad people love
Sad people and lovers.

I love you because you need love
And I need to give it.

I love you because I can't see your
Face and I know who you are.

I love you because you're beautiful
And truly don't see it.

I love you because you're a little
Girl who just got her period
Thirteen and molested by her father
And bullied and neglected
And sad and lonely and hidden
Amongst the brush

I love you because you deserve
A stranger from a wrong email
To love you
And make you feel like
It'll be alright.

-Manuel A. Hurtado

© 2014 Manuel A Hurtado

Author's Note

Manuel A Hurtado
Any and all criticisms, reviews, rates, etc. appreciated. Thanks.

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Added on June 3, 2014
Last Updated on June 3, 2014
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