if he had the words, the language. If he could spell. If he wasn’t selling pencils but knew how to use them, make the shapes for words he doesn’t know. If he was not weighed down with a pack that made red marks on his shoulder, rubbed the skin that grew pale under layers of...Read More
on a cramped ship headed toward Ellis Island. Fog, fog horns for a lullaby. The black pines, a frozen pear. Straw roofs on fire. If there were postcards from the sea there might have been a Dear Hannah or Mama, hand colored with salt. I will come and get you. If the branches...Read More
Once she was the only colored cook behind the counter at Woolworth. Now she heats up empty frying pans, her thoughts so scrambled that they don’t turn over easy. She clings to the scrap quilt my mama gave her. Perhaps it reminds her of time. Once she wore new suits from...Read More
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