GALE ACUFF : Exodus
JANE HUTTO : Elsanor
EVAN DASHEVSKY : like Thelonious on ivory
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GALE ACUFF
Exodus
  In Sunday School today Miss Hooker said Let my people go! Or Moses said that to Pharoah, not to me. But then again maybe I have some, people I mean, I keep as slaves but not real slaves but slaves all the same. I have to think about that one. And I don't live in a pyramid or wherever Mr. Pharoah lived. I live in a little white frame house about one mile from church so I walk here and of course back again. It's a kind of exodus, unless that's one of those new foreign cars. I forget. And I sleep in the attic. Maybe that's a kind of upper room. I'd like to try a manger out to see what that sleeps like but I'm ten years old so it might be a little small for me but just right for Jesus, even though He was --or is--a kind of king, even bigger than old Pharaoh but a little later in history. I'm not stupid--so what if I failed the second grade. Not by much, I'm proud to say. It's not false pride, either. But the only slaves I think I own are my dog and goldfish but I treat them right. They're free to come and go as they please--well, not the goldfish, they would drown in the air. And my dog doesn't seem to want to leave. Good boy. But I do have parents, Father and Mother, I mean. Father goes to work. He's a geography teacher so we're poor. Mother stays at home but still works hard. She works hard for Father and me and he works hard for us and maybe I don't work as hard for them as they do for me but that's natural, I guess, and I'm a lot smaller and not so educated and I don't drive or shave. Not that Mother does, shave I mean, unless you count her legs. She has two, last time I checked. Ha ha. Maybe I do own slaves, then. I hadn't thought much about it. I don't have much to think with yet. One day I'll have more. Then they'll be free, Father and Mother. I'll let my people   go, but by leaving them. I'll graduate and get a job and get married and have babies and be their slave. That's what you call justice. I'm going to pay for my crimes. I just hope that I don't go to Hell but if I do and I should see that Pharoah I hope he doesn't laugh at me. Too much. Anyway he drowned and now he's in hot water again in the flames of Hell or something like that. If he laughs at me I'll point that out, that God made him all wet, then turned up the heat. If he says back, You're here, too, I'll say, Well, yeah, but I'm proud to be. So there. And that he let my people go.
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 JANE HUTTO
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In early spring we listened to whispering winds circling the twin gables of our house at Seminole Landing, and from Emma's attic watched Rock Creek snake through crimson clover - - a shiny beckon toward the west, fed and sweetened by Magnolia Springs. One should not minimize a genuine welcome, yet Elsanor's wind-swept hills, silos, and Cherokee rose garlands had so cultivated and customized us until no imitation, no alternative situation, or all of nature's available stagery could wrest us from this ancestral home.
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like Thelonious on ivory
i wonder if i tap my keyboard like Thelonious on ivory, if i can produce something beautiful or will it just be more shit? i think shit. but isnąt that the beauty of poetry? just because itąs shit today doesnąt mean it will be tomorrow.
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GALE ACUFF : Exodus
JANE HUTTO : Elsanor
EVAN DASHEVSKY : like Thelonious on ivory
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