11"x17" paper

Description of Identifying the Body broadside

Opening poem from Identifying the Body:


Loose horse in the valley

Tell me, who is gonna

ride him?


                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.