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LAce Posted Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
A Night in Saudi Arabia
Tawnysha Greene

Black asphalt cracked
and broken beneath

I walk through nameless
streets, narrow and winding,

past shops selling scarves,
spices and skins.

A man offers shoes, gold, perfumes
sprayed on paper and handed out,
gestures quiet, unknown until

the paper is in my hand,
the strip marked
with fingerprints,

his and mine.

I let go
and it falls

to the ground where
there are many more,
cast down by girls, women

like me.

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