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Reading Objects 2019: Student Edition

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W. Eugene Smith
photographic gelatin; silver halide
photograph; gelatin silver print
34.29 x 22.86 cm (13 1/2 x 9 inches)

Emily LaSita

Undergraduate- English and Creative Writing

Class of 2020

Monotony fills between the lines

Some squishy patches of grey defined

In the cryptic cursive of her face,

She starts to sense the dark sweeping


Skin crinkles attempting to bury the light

Which blends into folds of her coal cloak

This innate allegiance to the abyss

And the life of systematic sweeping


Familiar as air in a dream, she knows

their consanguinity subconsciously; thinking

The shroud around me keeps me safe

I am lost without the sweeping