Route 7 Review - Page 20

In or leave, so that the echoes Of an old home will just shut up For once. Four white fathers cry In the Black Hills—for Americans In the shadow of stolen homes, For Six Sioux Grandfathers, for Blood on the granite, for a hole In the sky of which I am the father. Bobby Bolt is a senior English student attending the University of Illinois at Springfield. He will graduate in May 2016 and intends to pursue an MFA in Poetry for the Fall semester. Bobby is Poetry Editor for the Alchemist Review, and the co-founder/poetry editor of Compass Literary Journal. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alchemist Review, Postcard Poetry & Prose Magazine, and An Anthology of Love Poems. Bobby recently read at the Poetry Foundation as a participant in the 2015 Open Door Reading Series for October.