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CM Burroughs

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CM Burroughs

CM Burroughs is the author of The Vital System (Tupelo Press, 2012). A recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and Cave Canem Foundation, she is an assistant professor of poetry at Columbia College Chicago. 

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Everybody is doing trigger warnings now, so
To Whom It May Concern, I hated God
when my sister died. I didn’t know it was
coming, but we were at the hospital in a private
room for family, and our pastor
was there, the one who baptized me, and 
he said Let us pray, and I kept my eyes
open to watch everybody, but