O'Clock Press No. 10
The Main Cause of the Exodus
Dawn Lundy Martin
Edition of 100
From The Main Cause of the Exodus:
In the dream, the black dog sobs and cries mommy, his hurt so profound he cannot stand up. His legs splay out across the linoleum floor. My brother has all his teeth removed after significant rotting. We fist pump at the game and hoot. The sobbing becomes the air. We close storefronts, drop down to ground, pull our knees up to face. Agitate, the microphones say, but no one moves.