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Yusef Komunyakaa

 

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are flat-white against an ocean, before

the plane touches down at LaGuardia

this morning? The boy soldiers

huddle around someone shot

on the ground, the raised dust

coloring their faces, clothes,

& memory the pigment of dust.

The personal becomes a vision of history which becomes a picture of the contemporary moment which moves back to the personal. It seems so easy when done with Komunyakaa's masterful touch.    (end of article)

[Originally published in October, 2010.]

 

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