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Equal Rights
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The streets in the town
we could now
walk down, we still didn’t.

The stores we could
now enter
froze when we did.

No one spoke a lot.
People held their breaths
like divers.


Down by the church,
an owl’s wing brushed
against the car in darkness.

Slave ghosts lined
the rows of the cemetery,
frowning at your whiteness.

Heat rose from your skin
like fog over the swamp.
It dripped and sang

like bitter willows.
So much nowhere. So much
nothing we became it.

Anand Prahlad  

Anand Prahlad has recently published a second book of poems, As Good As Mango, and several excerpts from a memoir in progress, The Secret Life of a Black Aspie. He has also published several folklore studies, including, Reggae Wisdom: Proverbs in Reggae Music. Prahlad is a professor at the University of Missouri.

Copyright © 2013 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
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Anand Prahlad. "Equal Rights." Cream City Review 37.2 (2013): 43-43. Project MUSE. Web. 20 Jan. 2014. <http://muse.jhu.edu/>.
Prahlad, A.(2013). Equal Rights. Cream City Review 37(2), 43. Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Retrieved January 20, 2014, from Project MUSE database.
Anand Prahlad. "Equal Rights." Cream City Review 37, no. 2 (2013): 43-43. http://muse.jhu.edu/ (accessed January 20, 2014).
T1 - Equal Rights
A1 - Anand Prahlad
JF - Cream City Review
VL - 37
IS - 2
SP - 43
EP - 43
PY - 2013
PB - Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
SN - 2166-014x
UR - http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cream_city_review/v037/37.2.prahlad.html
N1 - Volume 37, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2013-2014
ER -


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