A Child in Danger

A child is in danger
and a description
is sent out

gray Dodge Challenger
with Arizona plates or

black Audi A4 probably
heading for Mexico or

pink pajamas with rainbows
was carried away on foot or

a four-year-old boy who
needs his medicine or

her hair color when
last seen was purple

A child is in danger
and my phone is
made to dance
and to sing the
modern day sound
of a child in danger

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Bill McCloud’s poetry book, The Smell of the Light: Vietnam, 1968-1969 (Balkan Press), reached #1 on the "Oklahoma Best-Sellers" List (The Oklahoman). Most recently his poems have appeared in Oklahoma Today, Oklahoma English Journal, NOVUS Literary and Arts Journal, Tejascovido, and The Coronameron. He has a poem in the new anthology Bull Buffalo and Indian Paintbrush: The Poetry of Oklahoma (TJMF Publishing), edited by Ron Wallace. Counted among the fans of his poetry are songwriters Graham Nash and Jimmy Webb.

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