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June 19, 2015

Amy Riechbach’s latest poem was inspired by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg.

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My nakedness tells a story,
one of danger and risk.
Trails of stitches trace the curve
of each breast, creating new shapes
of old body parts.
I have been slashed open,
so expertly the casual observer
cannot read the message engraved
across my body:
Survivor.

 

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