Purgatory Has an Address by Romaine Washington is a dream state woven of origin myths, it is the search for birth parents; and it is the sober reality of living in a beautiful, pungent, redlined neighborhood. Washington’s collection of poems speaks to the powerful desire to belong and be in community. It is an homage to the rugged determination of tumbleweeds and an encouragement to keep asking questions even if the answers do not magically appear.