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Red Hawk

Red Hawk is the author of several books of poems, including The Sioux Dog Dance (Cleveland State University Press) and The Way of Power (Hohm Press). His work has appeared in the Atlantic and Poetry. He lives in Monticello, Arkansas.

— From August 1998

They Leave You Here Alone In The Dark

When I was 4 years old they put me in the hospital / to remove my tonsils and adenoids. / The night after they operated / I could not sleep so I got up // and I wandered down the huge corridor, / nobody in sight, and I came to 2 big doors / so I went through them and that is when / I first heard the sound of real pain

August 1998
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