were there cages were there circles under your eyes were your pupils blurry around the edges like the old pictures of my parents back when they loved each other back when they lived inside each other back when they dared to be seen i want to be seen, not just to have been seen, there is something hovering always waiting always watching the elevator was broken so we took the stairs
the memory was broken but i played it anyway
my feet felt like they were going to betray my body
How are you today? You remember me? [echoes: Remember me? Remember me?] Hmm? You remember me? You remember me? You remember me? Do you remember when I found? Do you remember when I found? When I found? Found? Found? Found? Found? F——?
But still, she was [raised to be strong (?)].
and [hauled out my flowers (?)] from the field—
—when I was big enough to do it.
a little child as big as I
and so much younger
That happened before I was born
I, I could say a whole lot I don’t like to say.
what they made,??? after surrender.
No body [oversee (?)]
First month, January. Next month, February.
let the damn whale swallow him like he done Jonah.
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”