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Portrait in Georgia

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Hair—braided chestnut,

coiled like a lyncher's rope,


Lips—old scars, or the first red blisters,

Breath—the last sweet scent of cane,

And her slim body, white as the ash

of black flesh after flame. 

……………………… “Portrait in Georgia” Read by Brian Harrison Directed by Walter Evans Copyright Georgia Regents University 2011 All rights reserved