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From Citizen: “Some years there exists a wanting to escape…” by Claudia Rankine


My new film about racism in America is inspired by Claudia Rankine’s book “Citizen: An American Lyric.”

Here’s “Some years there exists a wanting to escape” from the same book:

You are not sick, you are injured—

you ache for the rest of life.

How to care for the injured body,

the kind of body that can’t hold
the content it is living?

And where is the safest place when that place
must be someplace other than in the body?

More here.

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