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Mama Lumka

by

Amy Corbin

Those without parents
limbs twisted
deformed, disfigured
the dregs
cast out by society

Mama Lumka takes you in
feeds you
teaches you
holds you

She collects you in a wheelbarrow
each morning at sun up
with a smile and a prayer

Mama Lumka sees your worth
when the world does not


Bio: Amy Corbin has had her work published in filling Station, The Cynic, Ascent Aspirations, Shine Journal, Every Day Poets, Every Day Fiction, Haruah: A Breath of Heaven, Ignavia Press, Flask and Pen, and The Battered Suitcase. She will soon be published in Short Story Library and Boston Literary Magazine.

Motivation: I heard a story about this woman and how she helps care for disabled children in Africa.

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