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  May 2005
volume 3 number 2
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Wendy Grosskopf
May 2005
   

 

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    Wendy Grosskopf is a creative writing student at California State University, Northridge. Her work has appeared in The Moorpark Review as well as in several online publications. She has recently completed her first book of poems, Primitive Art.

   

 

Mining Sierra Nevada Gold

her fingers without flesh

reach

from a grave laid

long ago.

rugged trees once cleared

around a girl,

six, maybe seven;

small number that age difference,

except

when it comes

to how many more weeks

spent hiding

from men who would find her flower,

take her life.

we have something

in common.

this sister’s filthy hair

straight,

color of bathwater,

hunches over

a thin back; cracked whole hugging her.

hands held tightly,

we walk

a twisted

path away from the stench,

our steps behind us

hidden

by overhanging branches and corners

with secrets.

copyright 2005 Wendy Grosskopf