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Kim Addonizio photoKim Addonizio is the author of several poetry collections; the latest is Mortal Trash (W.W. Norton). She has also authored novels, story collections, and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress (Penguin). She lives in Oakland, CA.

 

 

 

 

Black Hour Blues

 

Nothing is the new black’s shit soundtrack.
The elk’s black blood leaks from the roof rack.
Black the prospects of the destitute sick.

 

Blackberries suppurate in the pie tin.

Green cards burnt black in the gas-lit oven.

Black mold loitering in the privacy of prison.

 

Black Deepwater Horizon pelican and dolphin.

Through Standing Rock a black worm crawls.

Black Baltimore Mali Iraq Sudan Cambodia Sinai Selma Uh.

 

The darkling beetle raises its black back and runs

through the black Ghost Ship and Grenville Tower ruins.

Black Syria Somalia Ferguson Uh Attica Gaza Yemen Huh.

 

Black heart weighed against an ostrich plume.

Blindfolded goddess, long sword drawn

nowhere in the oh come down come down.

 

 

©2018 Kim Addonizio

 

 

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