Treasure Island

Natasha Trethewey


Poems of Natasha Trethewey

1. Domestic Work, 1937 1/13/2003
2. Elegy for the Native Guards 3/13/2014
3. Flounder 1/20/2003
4. History Lesson 3/13/2014
5. Incident 3/13/2014
6. Kitchen Maid with Supper at Emmaus, or The Mulata 2/27/2014
7. Letter Home 1/20/2003
8. Myth 3/13/2014
9. Pilgrimage 2/27/2014
10. Providence 2/27/2014
11. South 3/13/2014
12. Theories of Time and Space 3/13/2014
13. Vespertina Cognitio 3/13/2014

Flounder

Here, she said, put this on your head.
She handed me a hat.
you 'bout as white as your dad,
and you gone stay like that.
Aunt Sugar rolled her nylons down
around each bony ankle,
and I rolled down my white knee socks
letting my thin legs dangle,
circling them just above water

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