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The Discount Mega Mall (in memoriam)

for you
i trace
the
letters
of my
name
in the
air
with my
pinky
like a
gold
necklace
like a
signature
on a
grain
of rice
in a
little jar
eve
the night
before
like a
dusk
like
the end
of things beloved

Credit


Copyright © 2017 Eve L. Ewing. “The Discount Mega Mall (in memoriam)” originally appeared in Electric Arches (Haymarket Books, 2017). Used with permission of the author.

 

Author


Eve L. Ewing

Eve L. Ewing is a poet, essayist, and sociologist of education. She is the author of the poetry collection Electric Arches (Haymarket Books, 2017) and works as an assistant professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She lives in Chicago.

Date Published: 2018-03-28

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/discount-mega-mall-memoriam