Jacob Lawrence, "Magic Man," 1958
Jacob Lawrence, Magic Man (1958)
Can a Game Be Literature?

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June 6, 2004:

When he hit her she collapsed backward against the wall, sliding down to rest entangled in vacuum cleaner hoses.

In court he denied it, acknowledging only that he'd pushed her. But he didn't contest the divorce.

For two years I asked, confused, "Daddy hit mommy?" I don't remember that: it's what she told me.

I never knew his birthday. She never told me. Passive aggression, I suppose.