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Blood Jet Poetry Series in New Orleans, weekly poetry and music as well as open mic performances

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Day 2: 30 Days of TUNECHI for National Poetry Month


“To survive is to stay alive in the face of opposition” –Lauryn Hill
(Onika Maraj’s High School Yearbook Quote)

trapwise spent hours in energy but not aborted, not stop light,
oh, the way we wade into wrongness
it’s not as if we escape who we are
back to the trip plane
gain to baseline a scanning/ joint-hatched
come beauty, come veteran
a ghost. aslant. momentum. born under a fading
she’s a mistrial/ a justly founded autobiography
come clean—come a part
seducing every answering clocked out
this this: a backwarding notion of some combination: I came back
down a broken                                  a broken
a new version of last summer/ there’s no end/ there’s no midway point
a rifling shot down
bullet-girl truck load
vacated regions, barnstormers
the blessing of water
the comeback candles
dry well a mountain of overdrawn—a couple rowed under

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