March 19, 2020 by The Citron Review

by Charlotte Hamrick


For ten years you were frozen in a fairy dress. Sweet head of downy hair, lips a perfect O, round eyes and gossamer lashes looking into the camera, tiny feet in pristine white.

Behind us, a hill in full flora. Sun shining as though every day of us would last forever. We didn’t know our forever would be kidnapped, our every days destroyed by parents more childish than we.


Charlotte Hamrick’s poetry, prose, and photography has been published in Foliate Oak, MORIA, Connotation Press, Gone Lawn, The Rumpus, and elsewhere. She is Creative Nonfiction Editor for Barren Magazine and lives in New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of rescued pets. Twitter: @charlotteAsh Insta: @starlightgrrl


4 thoughts on “Polaroid

  1. […] have a micro creative nonfiction piece, “Polaroid“, in the Spring issue of The Citron Review. I’m especially excited to be one of three […]

  2. Oh, the folly of parenting! Trying to do what others imply we should with our children. So much I’d do differently if given the chance. Yet so much I am proud of and grateful for, as well … some of which my kids would probably toss into the “do it differently” category.

  3. merrildsmith says:

    So poignant, Charlotte.

  4. […] Here’s Charlotte Hamrick’s micro cnf for The Citron Review, Polaroid. […]

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