1. The Savior Overlooks
    The Savior Overlooks
    By Ashley Wu
  
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i have hurt the boy 
again 
left him dangling 
from mother’s nail 
like a queer red cap. 
i know better now 
the fat black dribble 
that stutters out 
an open palm 
sewing seed for blowflies 
& the crimson so bawdy 
even the pigs blush. 
it was only  
yes 
i wanted nothing 
only forever 
slathered on the thick tongue  
lolling down his arm. 
but everything is right 
tonight i will eat 
& know only 
forgiveness. 

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