[I read my books until
I nearly broke their spines, and in the cotton field,
I repeated whole sections I’d learned by heart,
spelling each word in my head to make a picture
I could see, as well as a weight I could feel
in my mouth.] So now, even as I write this
and think of you at home, Goodbye

is the waving map of your palm, is
a stone on my tongue.


    — Natasha Trethewey, from “Letter Home

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