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The stripped woman cups her last drink of water into her dirty, shivering hands
Anarchy about her, the glaring sun draws nearer upon the bright, bedazzled eyes
They watch her in awe as her parched lips suckle the musty, muddied moisture
It shoots awe in her throbbing veins as they beat her for her brazenness and beauty
Agony draws her on like a mad man awaiting the hushed silence of death’s embrace
Men grab her, laughing like hyenas, and tuck her into that filthy, reeking potato sack
Her stringy hair, filled with sweat and endurance, lands in her mouth; droplets fall
They roughly haul her into the truck again and hit the road, as miles must be driven
She will fall, they say; she will beg to die at the master’s feet—and they’ll oblige
She will not let them see her—she will cry alone into the sack till the next stop. . .

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  1. Date: 10/19/2012 7:55:00 AM
    Thanking you today for your comments on my writing Laura. I hope you have a very pleasant weekend and I wish to see more of your work next week. Love, Carol XXXX

  1. Date: 10/16/2012 2:25:00 PM
    Laura, i can drive for hours, when I am sad... It must be hard to drive with such emotions,, only sleeping put it at ease for a bit,,,, enjoyed stopping by your poem, take care~ PD