Description of Identifying the Body broadside
Opening poem from Identifying the Body:
Loose horse in the valley
Tell me, who is gonna
Sam Amidon — I See a Sign
I lost my husband because of my big mouth.
I used my big mouth to please another man,
and pleased he was, for a time. My big mouth,
my two black feet, and my two black hands,
my oh my, it was grand. Now I’m a loose
horse in the valley, a filly wild
in the green green green, and nobody’s
gonna tell me what it should mean. I’m no child
to be schooled, no no no. I won’t be told
what I must do, who I can suck, or fuck.
With furious winds whipping my golden
tail, with blue skies above, and nostrils flared,
earth gives gives gives beneath my hooves.