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Open Casket

we were ushered into a musty room with a sofa and a coffee table.

none of us six knew what to do with ourselves—

with our hands or our faces, 163 more words


Emmett Till

Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955)

Emmett Louis Till was born in Chicago. He was 14 and visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi when he spoke to… 287 more words


Open Casket (my tears)

Your wooden box rests open

And I’m not entirely convinced

That the remnants of its contents

Are worth our sincere words and grief

But I clench my parched eye sockets… 29 more words