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mister arty martyr a jackass to water changing partners in the middle of a scream bereft of flavor for lack of endeavor he chooses a heifer and loses forever delirious boozer he smoothes her sutures removes a moocher from her future a thing of shreds and patches hideous scarecrow she puts teeth in any nightmare of the man who sleeps with matches
From Muse & Drudge, page 72, by Harryette Mullen, published by Singing Horse Press. Copyright © 1995 by Harryette Mullen. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Harryette Mullen's work is driven by wordplay, allusion, and popular cliche, and is centered in a larger tradition of African American writing.
Date Published: 1995-01-01
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