Danielle Legros Georges
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Danielle Legros Georges is a writer and educator, with research and teaching in contemporary American poetry, Caribbean literature, post-colonial literature, translation, and historiography. She is the author of a book of poems, Maroon (Curbstone Press, 2001), and has had work appear in a number of literary journals and anthologies. Her poems have appeared recently in the journals Callaloo, Poeisis, Tuesday: an Art Project, and in the anthology A Cadence of Hooves.

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for William Decillien,
and the spider-cart haulers
of Port-au-Prince

Attached to the cart
are two sacks.

Attached to the sacks
is a mountain

I am hauling. Attached
to my back

is the cart. My bare soles
are as coarse

as the road. I could be
a horse:

stepping yet trapped.

Danielle Legros Georges, © 2001, reprinted with permission of Curbstone Press


Mrs. Jean-Louis Listens to the Doctor,
Boston City Hospital

The red mark on your daughter’s cheek
is not a birthmark, but a parasite,
says the doctor.

He reiterates, "A PAR-A-SITE"

"Most people in the world
live with parasites" he adds,
"but here, we are lucky"

Danielle Legros Georges, © 2001, reprinted with permission of Curbstone Press

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