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John Lee Clark

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John Lee Clark

John Lee Clark is the author of the essay collection Where I Stand: On the Signing Community and My DeafBlind Experience (Handtype Press, 2014) and the poetry chapbook Suddenly Slow (Handtype Press, 2008). He is a Braille instructor and Pro-Tactile trainer living in Hopkins, Minnesota.

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What is the point of travel
For a DeafBlind person
Other than the food the people the shops
And all that

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Part one young
Question mother father
Know right name
Work some day

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The mutant four-fingered carrot
Is in the pot and growing
Sweeter as it relaxes
Its grip

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When we say good morning
In Japanese
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Near the Naked Juices I passed
A man my fingers walking
Across his back he turned and held up
A box said what
Might this be I said oh
You’re tactile too what’s your name
He said William Amos Miller I said
I thought you were born in 1872 he said so
You know who I am yes you’re the man
Who journeyed to the center