A List of Waters

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A List of Waters

by Tyree Daye
Southern Cultures, Vol. 23, No. 3: Things

“My mama’s water / is all water, I’m every river rock / inside her being smoothed over . . .”

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The scar that flows from my aunt’s thigh
to the boulder of her swollen ankle is a map
of the Haw River,
each toe a Blue Heron.

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