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Thu, 24.09.2009

ON TURNING UP OF UNIDENTIFIED BLACK FEMALE CORPSES by Toi Derricotte.

Mowing this three acres with a tractor,
a man notices something ahead-a mannequin-
he thinks someone threw it from a car. Closer
he sees it is the body of a black woman.

The medics come and turn her with pitchforks.
Her gaze shoots past him to nothing. Nothing
is explained.

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The usual is there, nondescript trees opened like umbrellas, pessimist always expecting rain, chickadees whose folding and unfolding wings suggest the shuffling and reshuffling of the cardsharp's deck; nothing... LANDSCAPE WITH SAXOPHONE by Thylias Moss.
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