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A GRAVE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: He was crying. Somebody get his mother

He was crying. Somebody get his mother.
All day the exhumed bodies in trash bags.

Men, women, dogs. Even a parakeet
under a cross made of popsicle sticks

with a name written on it. Not the meat.
The bones the children leave after eating.

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98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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