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Callaloo 25.2 (2002) 439

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from A Gram of &s

Terrance Hayes

"He got home late & ling-
ered in the kitchen & when I heard his wing-
tips shuffling down the hall, I imagined a lion
entering the bedroom. I lit a candle & began to glow.
I was in the same fire pink gown
I wore on our wedding night. The one I won playing bingo.
I said, Let's not talk about those glib
pins at the edge of a lane & stretched as his long
fold-out fingers approached. But when he asked me to blow
on his chicken noodle soup to cool it down, my sweat began to boil!
Yes, I threw the soup on him, Your Honor. Then I threw the bowl."


Terrance Hayes is author of Masculine Musk and Hip Logic, the latter of which is a 2001 National Poetry Series selection, to be published in 2002.He has won both the Whiting Writers Award and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



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