Jefferson Carter

Kill Data - Poem by Jefferson Carter


My soap, cruelty-free,
hand-crafted, contains
olive oil. I smell

like a salad. Do Muslim
men do household chores?
I consider converting.

Did their ancestors, like
ours, keep kill data?

“After mass, December 23,
1940, Santa Cruz River,
a jaguar, male, roped,
killed with rocks,138 lbs,
tail 72 inches, stomach
full of frogs.” Can you
even say this in Arabic?

Topic(s) of this poem: racism

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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