CONTENT WARNING: Extreme Domestic Violence
Editor's Note: in May of 2015, Caroline Minjares was murdered by her estranged boyfriend, who then committed suicide. She was a nurse, a mother to two daughters, and a friend and colleague to Stacy Nigliazzo. "This piece is my attempt to give Caroline her voice back," writes Stacy, "and to promote domestic violence awareness." For more information on domestic violence, and ways to help, visit the National Resource Center at nrcdv.org.
—Yesenia Padilla, Poetry Editor