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200 The Tongue We Dream In Sheree Renée Thomas Our first language was wet mournful questions rang like falling stars in red clay throats No milk teeth to help form words, our eyes made syllables, cries strung out on ropes of tears, thoughts dangled on twisted threads of hope Our first language was touch balled fists of unlined fingers grasping for fire, tendrils of light blazed in eyes, molten with liquid fear skin pricked and pierced with stories to be told, lives to unfold through the dark tunnel of years Our first language was song a bell hangs in our hearts rings with every bloody drumbeat songs to reduce souls to ashes and songs to sing them anew Our first language was wet touch singing ourselves across the darkness into life, in our dreams we sing in the first tongue, the language before birth ...

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ISBN
9780797496989
Related ISBN
9780797486164
MARC Record
OCLC
1056749179
Pages
300
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-14
Language
English
Open Access
No
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