Listen to the raw audio version of Carnations for Sonia. Quite different from the polished, published piece.
This poem originally appeared in 6 Cents Journal (Miami Poetry Collective, 2010). “The Cent Journal Series: A Modern Anthology of Miami Poets, is a regularly-appearing D.I.Y. literary publication printed and assembled in one night and distributed locally in Miami-Dade County. A joint publication between the Miami Poetry Collective and the University of Wynwood Press, The Cent Journal does not accept submissions of individual works.”
“Carnations for Sonia” was later granted a spot in The Writers’ Digest (5th Annnual Poetry Awards).