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Zoo Prayers

Zoo Prayers NICKOLE BROWN Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place. Susan Sontag Benign. Be well. Be born. Be night, b e nothing. Be not darkness or at lea st be dusk, Arkansas waving goodbye to th e day as it does with an indigo sky. Benign. B e nope, be not yet, be a night f or sleeping, for love, for mor ning surely there. Be crepuscular, p acing early, up with the black r hino at this zoo, how astounding the o nly of his species all the way down h ere rises with the first fog though there i s no other of his kind to teach him s o. Be the highway humming not fa r from his enclosure—the ceaseless cr ease of hurry, all those on their way t o work except me. Be the hiss of his urine on the h ay, the steam rising. Be his careta kers. e http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

Zoo Prayers

Manoa , Volume 31 (1) – May 10, 2019

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Abstract

NICKOLE BROWN Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place. Susan Sontag Benign. Be well. Be born. Be night, b e nothing. Be not darkness or at lea st be dusk, Arkansas waving goodbye to th e day as it does with an indigo sky. Benign. B e nope, be not yet, be a night f or sleeping, for love, for mor ning surely there. Be crepuscular, p acing early, up with the black r hino at this zoo, how astounding the o nly of his species all the way down h ere rises with the first fog though there i s no other of his kind to teach him s o. Be the highway humming not fa r from his enclosure—the ceaseless cr ease of hurry, all those on their way t o work except me. Be the hiss of his urine on the h ay, the steam rising. Be his careta kers. e

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: May 10, 2019

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