I will have the name because it came
by way of blood and stripe.
Cowhide-split skin and parchment script
the tearful separation of kin from ship.
Prized receipt of sale placed on a shelf
and the quartered body in a cabin
or under an attic roof
to be near at hand as driver or cook.
I will leave behind the self-righteous greed
birthed of the bend and sway of tobacco leaves
& curséd wheat sheaves.
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