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Ai Ogawa

(21 October 1947 - 20 March 2010 / Albany, Texas)

Poems of Ai Ogawa

1. Conversation 1/13/2003
2. Grandfather Says 1/20/2003
3. Motherhood, 1951 3/5/2012
4. PASSAGE for Allen Ginsberg 3/5/2012
5. Riot Act, April 29, 1992 1/20/2003

Conversation

We smile at each other
and I lean back against the wicker couch.
How does it feel to be dead? I say.
You touch my knees with your blue fingers.
And when you open your mouth,
a ball of yellow light falls to the floor
and burns a hole through it.
Don't tell me, I say. I don't want to hear.
Did you ever, you start,

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