Ruth Miller by R. Mac Jones

Ruth Miller

the four-year-old daughter

Ruth Miller

of Charles Miller

Ruth Miller

of Kansas City, Kan.

Ruth Miller

died from the effects

Ruth Miller

of eating candy from a box

Ruth Miller

of poisoned bon bons

Ruth Miller

sent through the mail

to an older sister.

 

Source: A news story in the Golden Valley Chronicle of Beach, Billings County, N.D., February 21, 1908

Method: The text is from a single sentence in the news story, except for the repetition of her name.

R. Mac Jones is the co-editor of Found Anew: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the South Caroliniana Library Digital Collections. His poems have recently appeared in ellipsis…, Star*Line, and Shot Glass Journal, among other publications.