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A Portrait in Georgia

A Portrait in Georgia

Hair-braided chestnut,
Coiled like a lyncher’s rope,
Eyes-fagots,
Lips-old scars, or the first red blisters,
Breath-the last sweet scent of cane,
And her slim body, white as the ash
Of black flesh after flame.



Poem A Portrait in Georgia - Jean Toomer