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litany with blood all over
litany with blood all over
Mixed Media
8" x 10"

"litany with blood all over" is from Don't Call Us Dead, by Danez Smith.

Poems imagining an afterlife for black men shot by police ("dear white America," "summer, somewhere"), where boys brown / as rye play the dozens & ball, jump / in the air & stay there, boys become new / moons . . . Poems of desire (you are beautiful & lovable & black & enough), HIV ("every day is a funeral & a miracle"), and, in "little prayer," let ruin end here. . .