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A poem by A. M. Brant

There is a woman knees in the dirt digging
   for potatoes in the long field of my brain,
black under her nails, an apron that was white
   this morning.

 

There is a woman finding food for her family,
   saving skins, chewing on the inside of her cheek.
But we will never starve.  There will always
   be something we are willing to kill. 

-- A. M. Brant

 

 

A. M. Brant lives in Highland Park. Her work has most recently appeared in Rhino and is forthcoming in Ninth Letter. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM. 

 

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