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Crescent Moon Sequence

Crescent Moon Sequence Gale P. Jackson . “Crescent Moon” . “Somali One” . “Guinea” . “Th e Child and War Still” . “Aft ermath” . “Issues” . “Solstice” Crescent Moon Th e young one quick as fl int Baba calls her “Moon” Ume says her eyes were open dark wide and bright as hot coals at birth determined to keep up But I am the older one and it was me she was following as usual with the bigger children searching for food scraps maybe something sweet tossed out in the rubbish when the land mine exploded her little body into blood red butterfl ies. 56 Frontiers/2018/Vol. 39, No. 3 Somali One I. Body memory beyond time. San say good rains walk like a woman, her skirts her hips, soft steady sweeping. II. Th irty days and nights a veiled woman walks in search of sanctuary. Stillness a dull ache in her chest a slip of moon oft en the only light on her path soldiers war drought famine barking at her heels. III. Bad rains are a bull. A muddy refugee camp. Typhoid. Cholera. Hurdling the rubble of what once was Mogadishu glassy eyed young men with military weapons an airport http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies uni_neb

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University of Nebraska Press
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Copyright © 2008 Frontiers Editorial Collective.
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1536-0334

Abstract

Gale P. Jackson . “Crescent Moon” . “Somali One” . “Guinea” . “Th e Child and War Still” . “Aft ermath” . “Issues” . “Solstice” Crescent Moon Th e young one quick as fl int Baba calls her “Moon” Ume says her eyes were open dark wide and bright as hot coals at birth determined to keep up But I am the older one and it was me she was following as usual with the bigger children searching for food scraps maybe something sweet tossed out in the rubbish when the land mine exploded her little body into blood red butterfl ies. 56 Frontiers/2018/Vol. 39, No. 3 Somali One I. Body memory beyond time. San say good rains walk like a woman, her skirts her hips, soft steady sweeping. II. Th irty days and nights a veiled woman walks in search of sanctuary. Stillness a dull ache in her chest a slip of moon oft en the only light on her path soldiers war drought famine barking at her heels. III. Bad rains are a bull. A muddy refugee camp. Typhoid. Cholera. Hurdling the rubble of what once was Mogadishu glassy eyed young men with military weapons an airport

Journal

Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studiesuni_neb

Published: Oct 23, 2018

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