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Poem: Woman Shot on Fontainebleau Drive 

"A woman was shot Tuesday night... Police were looking at the intersection of Fontainebleau and Versailles Boulevard, where a small kitchen knife, a pack of cigarettes, and scissors were lying next to the sidewalk."

The Times Picayune, May 11, 2016

Next to the chalk outline: a paring knife;
Next to the casement: fourteen lucky strikes;
Curbside, where the blood spattered: sewing shears;
In the gutter: a crushed pepperoni;
In the grass crack in the asphalt: a brooch;
From the window above: double dutch ropes;
Hanging from power lines: scuffed Air Jordans;
Across the street, where one witness screamed: grits;
Under a truck parked nearby: torn gingham;
Three doors down: an old tabasco bottle;
In the storefront church: moldy carpet tiles;
At the Shell station: Cartons of moon pies;
On Fontainebleau Drive: the woman shot; the
Uniforms; the gloves; the bags; the questions.

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