Natasha Trethewey


Natasha Trethewey Poems

1. Kitchen Maid With Supper At Emmaus, Or The Mulata 2/27/2014
2. Vespertina Cognitio 3/13/2014
3. Elegy For The Native Guards 3/13/2014
4. Miscegenation 2/10/2015
5. Providence 2/27/2014
6. South 3/13/2014
7. Flounder 1/20/2003
8. History Lesson 3/13/2014
9. Pilgrimage 2/27/2014
10. Incident 3/13/2014
11. Letter Home 1/20/2003
12. Myth 3/13/2014
13. Domestic Work, 1937 1/13/2003
14. Theories Of Time And Space 3/13/2014
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Theories Of Time And Space

You can get there from here, though
there's no going home.
Everywhere you go will be somewhere
you've never been. Try this:
head south on Mississippi 49, one-
by-one mile markers ticking off
another minute of your life. Follow this
to its natural conclusion - dead end
at the coast, the pier at Gulfport where
riggings of shrimp boats are loose stitches
in a sky threatening rain. Cross over
the man-made beach, 26 miles of sand
dumped on a mangrove swamp - buried
terrain of the past. Bring only
what you must carry - tome of memory
its random blank ...

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