FALL 2007


FALL 2007

Courtney J. Campbell


laid out like a farmer
laid out like a hero
laid out like a hammock sleeper
after a Church supper

with a little smile of content
of one who has found harvest
 in a seed sacrificed

with a little smile of content
of one who has felt an orgasm
in a water drop

with a little smile of content
of one whose hands have found
death in Bolivia

laid out like Jesus
with a water drop orgasm
a final crucified contradiction
laid out like a hero

do not let your corpse know
what your hands are tilling
so that your giving might be
buried in the earth

the death of all martyrs
sprouts green from red dirt

Courtney Campbell is an American living in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, where she teaches English and studies in a Master´s program in the History and Theory of Education at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. She worked with the Peace Corps as an agroforestry volunteer from 2001 to 2003, before coming to Brazil. She studied at the University of Michigan-Flint (Spanish/International Studies and French) and has published poetry in the Flint Alternative Newspaper "The Uncommon Sense" and will have poetry published in Language and Culture in the summer 2007 edition.



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