They begin to turn south on Congress

…the great / woman of Texas stands all day and night / in her robe with her arm extended / elegantly toward heaven, holding one / giant star above her head. Strange / woman. I read somewhere that / to make her recognizable from this far / her features had to be exaggerated / beyond recognition and that close up, / she looks like a monster.

Carrie Fountain, “The Talent,” Tin House 14.4.

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