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Divorce song By Lisa Hammond Dread pulls up his black sedan smoking she polishes her myth again and again he’s come back to get her sisters watching her sisters weep he takes them all as wives it’s not a pyre the ride stops short of Hades they can’t resist his invisibility cloak his horn of plenty but they were already invisible and what could they know of plenty? she did her once upon a time finished out her carsick back seat eternity they can’t hear her they must burn first before they learn the car never moves the doors aren’t locked Dread can’t even drive Lisa Hammond teaches English at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. She is the author of a chapbook, Moving House (Texas Review Press) and has published poems in Southern Poetry Review, Calyx, The South Carolina Review, Literary Mama, and storySouth, among others. She and her husband spend way too much time in the car. 051

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