Monday, February 8, 2010

St. Josephine Bakhita (patron of Sudan)

These scars are maps out of here.

Slice of the blade, filled with salt

and flour, these white lines

tell how to move beyond this life.

How do remember my own name

in the midst of having another’s

written across the curve of my breast?

Why, when I have forgotten everything,

do they still call me the lucky one?

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