Accidentally Drawn

Author | Veronica Palacios

A silver cradle
rests upon mahogany.
Four digits
withhold a twin silver key.

A metal child is locked
within the arms of security.

Fingers intertwine
through its cold core,
grasping the machine.

Shining in the muted light,
when the trigger is pulled
it begins to cry.


About the Author | Veronica Palacios is a writer, who attends the creative writing program at Miami Arts Charter. She has been enrolled in the program since sixth grade, and has won several awards with her poetry. She thanks you for reading her work, and hopes you enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it,