Jazz Sexton

The Vilomah Said

vilomah – a parent whose child has died

A fairy
is a girl in a pink tutu
and wings crusted with sugar

But a faerie,
now that is a reason
to hide your daughters

Jazz Sexton lives in Pittsburgh, where she remains unscathed by local fae despite taking long walks through woods and cemeteries. Her website is The definition of "vilomah" was created by Karla FC Holloway, a professor at Duke University. You can read her essay here.