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Doris Davenport

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Doris Davenport is the author of several books, including madness like morning glories (Louisiana State University Press, 2005). She teaches at Stillman College.

by this poet

meaning somebody who rode through town once, ten
years ago or who lived and died before your birth. They
expect you to remember, to know, just like your mind is
their mind and if you don't, they might take it personal.
Get so made at you, they can't get on with the story.

Not like Fannie Mae. She will get all