In tribute of National Poetry Month, we're proud to present a fierce female, veteran cop, and Chicago native who has just "released" an exciting read on what it's like to be one of the city's "finest."
G.M. Oqlat has been penning pieces for decades, on a variety of timely topics and social themes; but most have been inspired by her work as a veteran law enforcement officer. She has performed in numerous venues, including libraries, bookstores and schools.
She is now retired from the force.
Here's a sampling of her work...
AFTER THE STORM
On the cobblestones at midnight Where two alleys intersect
The shooting is over-- The shouting is over-- The last ambulance singing a lusty dirge on its way.
Now, in the surge of empty quiet, I gaze down at a shirt rain-plastered to my skin And wonder....
What miracle stain remover will make all the blood go away?
Copies of her latest book are now available online at www.Amazon.com.