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Diffident Delusions of a Strange & Unusual Being

 

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Photography and poetry by: Caroline Latsha

Street art by: Unknown

I need to name her.

An epithet or
a title.
Or something archetypal
of her kind.
A tag to be assigned.

I gave her a number—23.
Let the record reflect her assumed identity.
Calculated.
Counted.
And devoid of her humanity.

She is a symbol of connection.
She is a canvas for projection.

I don’t know her.
I have no argument against her,
nor a credible objection.

And yet she has the power.
She has existed undefined,
unspecified. Anonymous.

I can’t erase her.
I can’t replace her.
I need to recognize her
and classify her
and face her.

 

 

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Caroline Latsha has a Master of Science in anthropology. She is currently working on a novel, and her favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. You can check out more of her work at http://diffidentdelusions.tumblr.com/

 

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