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The promises of frogsThe musth of butterfliesElegies of cottonThe whiteness of fliesInterruptions by snailsA lie's guaranteeThe hope of succotashA chorus of hominyPermission of the persimmonObservations by the spineThe pincushion's reassuranceThe propaganda of a lineCackling from the BibleOrations by the dogThe mirror's steady rifleThe fig tree's scarlet logAnds and their derisionLending library in the eyesPatois' agnosticismThe tongue's chain mail of why?sLady calling from the oceanInvisible Man on the moonLindy-Hopping dead uponThe ceiling in the living roomGirl asleep in the avocadoThe minstrelsy of the floorBickering Birds of ParadisePicketing the fickle front door [End Page 388]
Robin Coste Lewis is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, where she received a master of theological studies degree in Sanskrit and comparative religious literature. She is the Samuel Valentine Cole Professor of Creative Writing at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and Assistant Professor of creative writing at Hampshire College's School of Interdisciplinary Arts. Her work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, Black Silk, and The Encyclopedia Project.