Portrait in Georgia


Written Text

Hair—braided chestnut,

coiled like a lyncher's rope,

Eyes—fagots,

Lips—old scars, or the first red blisters,

Breath—the last sweet scent of cane,

And her slim body, white as the ash

of black flesh after flame. 

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“Portrait in Georgia”

Read by Brian Harrison

Directed by Walter Evans

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