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The Blackness Carnivals

The Blackness Carnivals

Breanna Henry

The only occurrence in my cognizance is chewing
   Over the harm that has been caused
To this bronzing macrocosm.
   Attorneys, Advocates and Proxies
Shall never transpire to square
Away the muddled monstrosity made
In the liquid drink’s horizon.
   The miasma disgorging,
Evoking preponderance tumult
With hope will soon surmise.

Breanna R. Henry of Auburndale, Florida, is a Creative Writing major at The University of South Florida in Tampa. She has no previous publications. This is the first poem she has ever submitted for consideration in a publication.

The Spill

In 2010, when the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill exploded and threatened the way of life that Gulf Coast residents know and love, West Florida Literary Federation offered an outlet for expression. During the six months when the uncapped well gushed, and for one year following the successful capping of the well, writers, poets and photographers from across the country sent us their words, thoughts and feelings, thereby providing a literary record of the Deep Water Horizon environmental disaster. Here are the best of the submissions.

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