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Clint Smith

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Clint Smith

Clint Smith is the author of Counting Descent (Write Bloody Publishing, 2016). He is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University and a 2014 National Poetry Slam champion. Smith was born and raised in New Orleans.

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On another night
in a hotel
in a room
in a city
flanked by all
that is unfamiliar
I am able to move
my finger along
a glass screen
once across
once vertical

& in seconds
see your mother
smiling in a room
that is our own
that is