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Ceremony or operation of this storm
the watchword is entanglement
watch me encroach on a great painting
prisons, blood coated oars
the street was turned into a salon de conversation
for the radios
white
mouths.
Let the police have it all, we’ll take what’s left.
It wasn’t the cold that motivated them, it was the potential for annihilation and, of course, political gain.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 1999 – Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race relations in the city.

Text by Christof Migone. Prompts: texts by Jordan and Kathryn plus the prompts they chose.

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1846 – The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Salt Lake Valley.

Todays Calls is part of the Phone Works series by Christof Migone. Website design by Endless Commons. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.