Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Featured, News

Broken Picture by Jonathan Garfield

Broken Picture by Jonathan Garfield

A Native boy lays alone in a bedroom that will never feel warm enough. It is quiet in this house, his foster parents have already gone to bed even though the sun still lights the horizon. He closes his eyes remembering the laughter, the voices, the sound of television, and family that floated through the air of a home no longer his own. He remembers his mother, the little things she did to make the house feel like open arms wrapping around you the moment you stepped through the door. He remembers his family, the warmth they created, so powerful it seemed like they wouldn’t need electricity in the winter. The boy slides his hand between the mattress and box spring and pulls out a picture of a family unbroken. In the photo he sits on his mother’s lap and his father holds his sister. They are smiling. The photograph was taken at noon, the day his father returned from firefighting. It was blue skies and sunny that summer day. He remembers that...

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