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Airplane

We are at a science fair, At the grammar school, And my son is learning How to make a paper airplane, Taking a blank sheet of paper, And folding it, Over and over, With his fingers. And they still have … Continue reading

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Memorial

I go to New Jersey, To a memorial for my aunt, Where her two sons stood In front of a room of people And tried to say the words good and bye, And where I watched my own mother, Stand … Continue reading

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Words

My son does not have a lot of language, and His older brother finds me in the laundry room, Taking wet clothes out of the washing machine, The arms and hearts of our shirts heavy, because He is asking me, … Continue reading

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Birthday

When you came home from war, You gave me a stone shaped like a heart, A piece of rock mined in Afghanistan, That you bought in a marketplace in Kabul, Before they sent you home to America, A stone called … Continue reading

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Beautiful

We are standing near the computer, And I am showing my son a photograph, Taken in the Arctic Ocean by scientists, Of the ocean, where there are frost flowers As far as you can see, tiny blossoms of ice, On … Continue reading

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