August 2013

Camp Chase

There comes a notoriety in death and dying
he is only now beginning to appreciate,
like birdsong and wine.

This place is etched into the earth
and the annals, a long sinuous gash,
clean and ragged at once,
a rending and a rendering.

He builds a wall of memories,
his own prison in which to reside,
assembling from stone
an identity of his own.

—Álvaro Rodríguez

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