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Lucille Clifton

	—for Mama

remember this.
she is standing by
the furnace.
the coals
glisten like rubies.
her hand is crying.
her hand is clutching
a sheaf of papers.
she gives them up.
they burn
jewels into jewels.
her eyes are animals.
each hank of her hair
is a serpent's obedient
she will never recover.
remember. there is nothing
you will not bear
for this woman's sake.

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Added: 5 May 2003 | Last Read: 18 Jan 2020 8:24 PM | Viewed: 7859 times

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