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Taylor Mali

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Taylor Mali
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Taylor Mali is a four-time National Poetry Slam champion and the author of the poetry collections Bouquet of Red Flags (Write Bloody Books, 2014) and The Last Time as We Are (Write Bloody Books, 2009).

by this poet


I send you my deepest condiments
was in no way what my old friend
meant to say or write or send
the night she penned a note to me
one week after my father died.

Not condolences, or sentiments,
she sent me her deepest condiments
instead, as if the dead