Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
According to the BBC, the Spanish nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa has tested negative for the virus (a second test is required before she’ll be officially free of the disease). And the United States has reached an important milestone: the 21-day monitoring period for the 48 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, ended on Sunday and Monday. Aside from the two nurses who cared for him, there have been no new infections.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
PICASSO AND ME
On the wall hang my three breasts,
blue arms, blue flowers, some green
weeps from my two noses. In the studio,
I 'm cold, my flesh crawls along
the floor and penetrates the canvas.
He touches all my parts and parts
of me are painted in a geometric scheme.
My gilt, bronzed head aches;
it must have been the wine we drank
last night. (Those five cubed women had
a little too much, too.) He promised
more than paintings and wire constructions,
and I believed his art for art's sake.
Now I stand corrected before his canvas
while he reaches for some red and makes
me fight a dog. I no longer care
how he uses me. I'm just a working girl
trying to keep her job.