Jalyce Mangum

How We Crumble: Jalyce E. Mangum

How We Crumble

The faculties assigned to data storage / and

retrieval fail proudly and often / to be a

superior species

Cerebral matter turns to earth / and does not

swell when watered / to be a

superior species

There is less and less / as we shrink

old but

Trees do not forget to grow / God can salvage

a dying evergreen //

Jalyce Elizabeth Mangum is a writer and attorney from Alexandria, Virginia.