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Vigil 

Saturday morning in the Hill District.
              1969, Pittsburgh

We buy fish wrapped and warm in aluminum
foil, silver like a crown.
Afterwards, as we drive, we see the
deposed kings and queens of Africa through
the sun smeared windshield.
We see a culture living within the gutted
out buildings selfish society and surviving.

− Romella Kitchens

Romella Kitchens’ poems can be found in Van Gogh’s Ear, Mudfish and The California Quarterly. Upcoming and current publications include Medusa’s Kitchen and Uppagus online, an email in the editorial column of Oprah Winfrey's 0 Magazine, The Pittsburgh Poetry Review (vol.2) and Rune. She lives in Bloomfield. 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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