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Spring/Summer 1995, Volume 12.2

Poetry

 

Anthony Grooms


Anthony Grooms is a poet whose work has appeared in
Callaloo, African American Review, and Confrontation. His chapbook, Ice Poems, was published by Poetry Atlanta Press.

 

Tsunami

All day my baby cried
Then the sea stripped her naked

We are not afraid of the ocean, I think
We love it

In the flooded fields
I found my child floating face down

I gave her mouth-to-mouth for an hour
All that came out was mud

Her body stiffened
We do not worry about the sea

It does God's work
Always, a wave is coming

 

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