“On My Own” by James Penha

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On My Own

My own auntie voted to build a wall
against
my
husband’s
religion,
against
our
very
husbandhood,
against
my own. Auntie voted to build a wall.

James Penha
11/19/2016

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“chromatics” by Curtis L. Crisler

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chromatics

i.
there is no more specific life
skin

god
purpose

beaten
skin

strange
bodies

own

skin
there is no more life specific

ii.
us apart from our bodies
action

house
gun

fear

action
skeletons
unspokens

bloodlines

action
our bodies apart from us

iii.
a pile of unspokens not reached
burnt

trees
crowing

racial

burnt
moths
flaring

melodies

burnt
piles of unspokens not reached

Curtis L. Crisler
11/13/2016

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“Nella Larsen’s Quicksand” and “William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom” by Robert Thomas Atwood

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Nella Larsen’s Quicksand

They call me Helga Crane
Quicksand
Sinking
Down
Black
Quicksand
White
Up
Rising
Quicksand
They call me Helga Crane

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William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom

They call me Thomas Sutpen
Absalom
Twenty
Generations
Of
Absalom
White
Blood
Lost
Absalom
They call me Thomas Sutpen

Robert Thomas Atwood
11/13/2016

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