Volume 32, Number 1

Hurt Music

He known some hurts ... you ain't never even heard of.
          —Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun

I know some names of hurt 
as intimates, others as distant strangers.
Could be that some I've never heard of
are versions of my own; that I've 
just never known their sounds 
as kin to the name I go by.

—Michael Jones