Grinding Us Down With Their Pearl White Smiles
**Trigger Warning: Death of a Child**
He stumbled forward, moving across the sidewalk.
One foot was missing a shoe,
the sock torn on the side.
His pants were stained with dirt and debris.
His shirt faded under the burning sun.
He pushed his body forward again,
sweat running down skin,
soaking into fabric.
His jaw tightened,
and his arms ached.
His stare fixated ahead,
cutting out the…