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I want to carry in my womb
The bodies of the dead women
Killed by the dictatorship
Full of old pictures with their serrated sides
Full of vaporous language
Full of gardens in child’s mind
My womb will grow like a giant piñata
So full of communists
And you'll fear them all
Allen Ginsberg, I have worn you on my back
in cafe's, on the flatlands, in a threesome
with a half-stranger, whose pregnant pause stretched out
across the microcosmic corn flake of America's crooked twaddle,
your fellatious weight wigged on the temporary
Let’s face it
Nothing is cruelty free
Especially when that bitch on Facebook
Piped up and replied
“This reply to your reply is cruelty free!”
I see you Sistar
I can hear your mockingbird tales take off
As quick as my daughter’s father could get
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A Gathering of the Tribes is a non-profit arts and culture online magazine dedicated to excellence in the arts from a diverse perspective. Founded originally as a print magazine by Steve Cannon in 1991 when he lost his eyesight to glaucoma, A Gathering of the Tribes operated for more than two decades, evolving into a place where artists could meet and exchange ideas regardless of their medium or level of career success. Few spaces in the city nurtured the kind of close-knit, pan-disciplinary cultural situations that A Gathering of the Tribes imparted. Ishmael Reed, Quincy Troupe, Paul Beatty, David Hammons, Eileen Myles, Nicole Eisenman, Robert Colescott, and Wynton Marsalis are just some of the now-legendary New York creatives whose early works were shared with the world through A Gathering of the Tribes’s annual print magazine.
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