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Migrate

At the pond We see frogs, Hundreds, my son says, How there are so many Frogs, as we walk past The pond, Or how they are small, Maybe two centimeters, Or how their bodies look Like stones, Until they Move, … Continue reading

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Explode

My ten year old son Is sitting at the kitchen table, Reading about ISIS. For homework, he says, And I am reading over, Over his shoulder, how The terrorists are Taking over, Taking over, Land, regions, people, How they are … Continue reading

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Fall

Iraq, I tell my husband, As we stand in our kitchen, Where he is holding a knife In his hand and strawberries In his other hand, That he grew in the garden He planted when He came home from war, … Continue reading

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Half

The museum has a photograph Of a pair of shoes from 9/11, A pair of black high heel shoes That are scuffed on the sides. And seeing them Brings me back To that day, Planes hitting, Bodies falling, Or how … 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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Spin

When my son asks me what is a tsunami, I tell him it is a giant wave, Caused by a volcano or an earthquake, That can make the ocean floor shift and We look it up on the computer together, … Continue reading

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Out

The Towers fell down today, My son says to me, his head Emerging, again, out of the water, In this bathtub, before disappearing again, Below the surface, His body still there, but submerged, wavy, And dislocated from itself, and I … Continue reading

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