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The Color Of Beach Sand

The Color of Beach Sand

written by: Kindra M. Austin



We had you pushed into the furnace;
spoiling organs and
leaking skin were
burned away.
Your pulverized bones
resemble beach sand in

Abandoned the wagon
Cos I’m a goddamned tyrant,
missing you, Mother—
been consuming for two
twelve hours, and I
will continue to imbibe until my barbican
heart has been razed.
This early morning,
I’ll make it to market by noon—
I learned how to function from you.

are you proud of me,
I ask your ashes kept in
keepsake urns. Ashes—
granules, the color of
beach sand.

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