Jacquelyn Turnage

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Jacquelyn Turnage Poems

1. Delineation 6/19/2006
2. Frozen 6/19/2006
3. Darfur 6/30/2006
4. The Drowning Man 5/24/2008
5. The Prophet 6/19/2006

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The Prophet

You were Mr. How-Do-You-Do
And Mr. Holier-Than-Thou
All and none of these personalities conjunct
You worked inevitably, beautifully against me
Methodically, systematically
Dismantling my reality
Gifting me delusion and bitterness
Consuming what little dignity I had left
And Holding the dinner bell over my head
Saying “Come Get Some Whilst It’s Still Hot! ”
You served spoiled food to the needy
And broke bread like the Christ-child
A nauseating version of a sacrificial lamb
Clutching your cross like a sword
And your ignorance like a shield.
You were ...

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