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Horn

The house is growing Dark When I drive up Our driveway and sit In my car, this night Spreading Out around me, and I can see The house and My husband who Is standing near The window, Pulling the curtain … Continue reading

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Fill

I am standing in the kitchen When I hear him, My hands and arms, Wrist deep, In a sink full of water, And my son is crying, My son, Who is five years old Now, But cannot speak, Not more … Continue reading

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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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Locate

My husband and I are upstairs, Sitting on a couch in this living Room, with our backs to a window, Talking about getting a GPS system For our son, A microchip Sewn into his clothing, A location based GPS That … Continue reading

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Pretend

Our son is invited to a birthday party Where they will play tag with laser guns, Wear vests over their small chests, and Carry large rifles, Kneel in the darkness, And shoot each other. I don’t like it, I say … Continue reading

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No

Eighty seconds, my mother says, Over the telephone. And she is telling me, How a girl died, how She was killed, Shot point-blank at school By another student, With a shotgun, or How her head was a target. And I am talking Over … Continue reading

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Needles

I tell my husband how I saw needles, Hypodermic and laying, On the side of the road, Dumped there from a trash can Overturned on trash day. Which side, my husband asks me, And he is looking at our bed, … Continue reading

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Hand

I am practicing spelling with my son, Saying the word sever out loud, Letter by letter, joining together, Like bones. And my son is telling me about how, He was playing with his friends and One of them pretended that … Continue reading

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Ventricle

When a soldier deploys to war, He goes to a country with Bombs and bullets, and wears Kevlar body armor, with plates, A ballistic chest plate covering His heart, And when a soldier patrols a town, He carries his M4, … Continue reading

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Hurricane

The hurricane hits America, After it hits Haiti and the Bahamas and Jamaica and Cuba, And as I watch it on my television, A swirling white cloud, it is killing people, Flooding cities, destroying homes, and Shutting down power, And … Continue reading

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