A Quiet Root

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“The Hunted” by Devon Walker-Figueroa

& I knew
we’d have to die
many more times
& in many more ways—
on our hands, our knees,
our faces, our backs,
our stomachs—in mud,
in water, in shadow, & in light—
before we’d hear the word
“scene,” before we’d earn
the right to haunt anybody
save ourselves. Nobody,
as it turned out, would much care
for The Hunted,

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