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204 Return Song, or Why I Went South Sheree Renée Thomas Because I wanted to be blind again crawl through the caul they call a veil and see again Because I wanted to feel black feel the darkness heavy and wet and good all around me I wanted to be held, like the night sky holds the comets pouring down the old bridge like rain. I wanted to feel the molecules of night dance on my skin like the flutter of wings. Because I wanted to be where they know my navel names, how to make each syllable ring with sanctified country beats Because I wanted to remember the things I was supposed to forget to learn them as blood learns the way of sweet veins, as a river learns the sway of its own banks Because I wanted to fall into the muddy waters to be cleansed again, unbury the string beneath the tree, to be born again, an old soul, alive, dark sun bright with knowing ...

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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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