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t'ai freedom ford

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t'ai freedom ford

t’ai freedom ford is the author of & more black, forthcoming from Augury Books in 2019, and how to get over (Red Hen Press, 2017). She is a high school English teacher and lives in New York City.

by this poet

They ask what I believe in—
Sour milk: the curdle & butter of it
Baby’s breath ragged with phlegm 
The green sheen clinging to her skin like algae
The bone & teeth of us mossy and alive with DNA

But what’s your religion, they’re after—
What gods do you pray to?
The frilly curtains of