"Keagan" recounts a first-gen poet's experience babysitting a 12 month old who cried incessantly for his mother. Reflecting upon the evening in the weeks that followed, the author comes to realize that this 12 month old experienced emotions a 30 year old man could relate to: loneliness, abandonment, and heartache. The poem is meant to explore these elements of life that begin in infancy and remain with us into mature adulthood.
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 3:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol3/iss1/3