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Poetry: Alice Pettway's "Translation"
Alice Pettway Translation Suzhou, China "Lightful Trees, #2 in a series" by Fabien Beuchet In the hospital, I learned the character for pain, a tangled rope of black to be uncoiled and sent into the stomach, anchored in the hurt and then yanked out through the mouth. Without 疼, suffering is a blank space, one long alien gasp