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Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka
They carved the letters yellow,
the wood around the letters green,
chained a picnic table to the grass
out near where the roof of the dead
mall directs a crack
of sunset to radiate the Burger King sign gold.
Last place open after midnight:
then apartment windows hold
stars and satellites in the cold.
A creek runs like a paper fold
from one corner of park to other,
twenty or thirty blocks from where
she took her first breaths of infancy
in the only city I know of
with the letters for poet
that does not also carry
a port or a point in its name.
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|July 23, 2013||When Someone Says I Love You the Whole||Karyna McGlynn|
|September 23, 2012||When I Buy Pictures||Marianne Moore|
|December 23, 2010||When I Am in the Kitchen||Jeanne Marie Beaumont|
|November 27, 2014||When Giving Is All We Have||Alberto Ríos|
|July 27, 2010||Wheeling Motel||Franz Wright|
|July 20, 2013||What's the railroad to me?||Henry David Thoreau|
|August 29, 2013||What's Left (Al-Mutanabbi Street)||Katrina Roberts|
|February 06, 2012||What Things Want||Robert Bly|
|January 25, 2012||What They Found In the Diving Bell||Traci Brimhall|