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Rock|Salt|Stone
Rosamond S. King

Nightboat Books



Contents

• ONE
• Bring Back
• TWO
• [I was eating cereal and water]
• [the room gets/heavy]
• Lajablesse in Oakland
• Stranger in the Dark
• [Roll the curlers under.]
• [I cut off my feet]
• [need grows]
• [scrub dark and soiled areas.]
• for Isatou for Haddy for Adama for Elle
• [In the day/you strut]
• Tambourine
• bottle
• another day
• REPARATIONS
• THREE
• [I cannot hula hoop anymore]
• [The family sound dry]
• In search of a word
• [There is no more reason]
• [each clump of grass or stone holds heat]
• first fever
• [The punctuation in between]
• Testing the Glass
• [you woke up yesterday and did not expect to die]
• FOUR
• “She”
• Spit in a well
• [sex can, on occasion]
• [The slices of keratin that are her nails.]
• [I fell in love with the market woman]
• the pavement/road/stone glistens
• Black girls taste like you. nasty.
• [I love myself/when]
• Darling youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu zami
• Experiments in Spellchick
• we are all language poets
• FIVE
• the poem wet
• the poem s t r e t c h e d out
• the poem with
overgrowth
• the poem mud
• the poem lyric
• reaching
• the poem blinged out
• silent
• SIX
• [There are some caterpillars]
• Sea Garden
• [There is no heat in the hot.]
• [I appreciate your work]
• [Because evil]
• (Name withheld)
• [Go home, water poet]
• [memory is not true]
• SEVEN
• Old Head.
• ABOUT THE BOOK
• Notes and Additional Reading
• Acknowledgments

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:43:03 -0500