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

Comments about Kill Data by Jefferson Carter

  • Shannon Walker (9/6/2017 1:55:00 AM)

    I think everyone keeps kill data; it's an easy fix. I love the way you placed the quote at the end of your piece to emphasize the point, and the connection to the wars that we fight, and DO love, is obvious. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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