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A Sentence About a Sentence I Love: From Tishani Doshi’s River of Girls

“This is the sound of ten million girls
singing of a time in the universe
when they were born with tigers
breathing between their thighs;
when they set out for battle
with all three eyes on fire,
their golden breasts held high
like weapons to the sky.”

from “River of Girls,” by Tishani Doshi

This sentence represents for me what a sentence would be if a sentence were itself a goddess, ancient, powerful, fierce, without pause or self doubt.



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