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Paul David Adkins lives in New York and works as a counselor.

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Elmer Hardie, Hostage/Murder Victim,
Attica Prison Uprising, September 13th, 1971

Paul David Adkins

Shoved hog-tied into deep water
eighty miles
from Lake Erie.

Black water
lapping black sand.

You know the mud
was red
beside the dead and shot,

as though an ancient pickup blew
its transmission.

Fuck the graveside flowers.

Fuck the funeral suit. My eyes

will not adjust.

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