When her brother dies in a fire, Sasha Harless has no one left and nowhere to turn. Her father died in the mines and her mother ran off years ago so he was her last caretaker. They'd always dreamed of leaving Caboose, West Virginia, together, but instead Sasha's in foster care, feeling more stuck and broken than ever.
Until Sasha discovers family she didn't know she had and slowly begins to cope with her brother's death through writing poetry, finding a new way to express herself when spoken words just won't do. But when tragedy strikes the mine her cousin works in, Sasha fears the worst and runs, with no intentions of turning back. In this sensitive and poignant portrayal, Sarah Dooley shows us that life, like poetry, doesn't always take the form you intend.