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I DID NOT ASK Ifeoluwa Bada University of Texas

to be born

white black eyes shut caul crown keloid scars naked. I did not ask for my father’s nose. back. A stationary ‘l.’ ‘r.’ Straight. Bent.

My feet carve prints the shape of

my father. a quota. I wonder what it is like to be fired

hired

first.

BADA

OAR

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