Excerpts for Shahid Reads His Own Palm

Shahid Reads His Own Palm

By Reginald Dwayne Betts

Alice James Books

Copyright © 2010 Reginald Dwayne Betts
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781882295814

From "Tell this to the people you love":

or think about—the young boy,
whose name you won't say,
his name written in dirt by
the fence closest the weight
pit, 'cause
prison cells drive men to practice
history, writing names—their own,
someone else's—into
myth—on walls, benches, even
dirt . . .


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