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Lola Haskins

Lola Haskins fifth book of poetry, Hunger, will be published by Iowa next month.

Two Poems

Lola Haskins, 22 September 1994

Blood

In the market a bull’s skinned head. Horned still, with black lips. A boy is carving from the cheek, slides the slices off his palm. Green flies gather on the cuts like jewels.

             In the disco-bar Amalia, inside her thin black dress. Rafael, who is gone, used to hurt her. A perfume drifts from...

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