After the Police Shooting of Another Unarmed African-American Man

By Tara Ballard

March 18, 2018

And so we begin
the difficult work of
re-membering the body:

sewing together ribs
broken by multiple bullets,
mapping the path

love once walked across
the brown, bare chest

About the Author
Tara Ballard is from Alaska. Her first collection, House of the Night Watch, is the winner of the 2016 Many Voices Project through New Rivers Press, to be published in 2018. Her poems have been published, or are forthcoming, in The Bellingham ReviewPoetry NorthwestThe Southampton ReviewOne, and other literary magazines.


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