Category Archives: Family

POEM: invasive species

invasive species we planted it at the foot of some low hills near a made-up border between two states soon we moved it across that line took it north, then west, then back east again we tried to give it … Continue reading

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POEM: la familie nous choisir

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Why Kids Should Study Music

Tonight I went to my fourth-grader’s instrumental music orientation meeting. It was very professionally run and contained everything we needed to know to get started. And it was only as long as it needed to be, which was great. One … Continue reading

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POEM: do this in remembrance of me

do this in remembrance of me I don’t remember how they died though it hasn’t been that long maybe it was their hearts or just being old honestly I don’t even remember how long it’s been five years for one, … Continue reading

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POEM: theft

theft give me all your money, he says thumb and index finger making a gun the boy pretends to take out his wallet opens it, passes invisible currency they’ve performed this act hundreds of times now the father always the … Continue reading

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POEM: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day the shades are down though the day is overcast Josh White is singing “House Of The Rising Sun” warm vinyl suffusing the air with honey-scented blues one boy is on the couch napping cat above him the other … Continue reading

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