Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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The Deconstruction of Aunt Jemima

In a swarm of superheroes, my swollen lips and tar face invite aiming, shriveled fingers from Catholic nuns who smirk as they view my conversion.   Crisp leaves cling to my darkened hands and the wind curses my display while we parade around the school grounds in our disguised march.   Surrounded by pupils peeking though plastic masks, my stuffed apron and kerchief center me.   As the drumming laughter […]

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