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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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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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Moon

We are driving home, Passing New York City, On the right, Out the car window, And it is a skyline, In the sky, Like a line of teeth, And my oldest son Finds it, pointing, Telling his younger brother, Saying the … 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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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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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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Slide

I am reading The Blue Cascade, A book by a Marine I know, who went to war in Iraq, And was an artillery liaison officer, Attached to an infantry battalion, And a forward observer, who Made the radio call for … Continue reading

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