“What She Taught Me”
for Jayne Cortez
Rosamond S. King

spit her
spit him
spittoon
spitting him
the spitting him
age of her

pitch er
batter batter batter
bad her
badda badda badass
woman
she’s
fire
fye ah
fie yah
fuh yuh
for herself alone
first
and then
fuh yuh


Rosamond S. King is a creative and critical writer, performer, and artist. She was named a 2013 Poets House Emerging Poet Fellow, and her poetry has been published in over a dozen journals and anthologies, including the chapbook At My Belly and My Back and the just-released Kindergarde: Experimental Poetry for Children. She is an Assistant Professor in the English Department of Brooklyn College (CUNY).

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