If race is a card
Is it something I can put back in the deck?
Do hands get redealt at any point in time?
Is it something that I can hide in my hands behind other
more and/or less important cards
like my gender card
my religion card
my hometown card
Can you believe we knew each other so well, back then? So intimate.
But with the dripping of tears and the passage of years, even the memory is a hazy half-tone photo of a half-forgotten reality.
Did the woman say
When she held him for the first time
in the dark dank of a stable,
After the pain and the bleeding and the crying,
“This is my body, this is my blood?”
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I had no loved ones leaving horribly poignant and preciously bittersweet messages on my answering machine. But I was terrified of the unknown, like so many other Americans. Helpless. Terrified.