Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Caseworker Determining Eligibility by Donal Mahoney


        Cabrini-Green Projects
        Chicago, 1963

The child, age two, hammocked in the half
moon of his mother’s arms, is locked
in palsy, yet moves an eyelid as I ask,
moves the other as his mother answers,
application form interrogation.
The father was a white policeman.
“Curiosity,” the mother says. “No more.
I didn't go with him for money."