Angela Kwon, In Safe Hands, 2017
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When her body  trapped beneath the car fell still,  when the  walls
of  her suffering  softened and  cleared, what  passed  through her
was  not  exactly a tongue,  not exactly a tune,  but  it  rang, if you
can call what it did ringing, and bore her up, held her, in what you
could   call   arms,   and   bade   her   look   upon   the   scene:   the
desperation with which he threw himself to the ground, the harm
he  then did to the earth  with his hands  and voice to dig her out; 
but  it  wasn’t  until she saw the children  sitting  by the road that
what had fluttered in her body finally spoke
            not exactly a song, or a moan, but a distant flung sound.    

 

T.H. Carter

 

 

 

 

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