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I was afraid the past would catch up with me,
would find this new house too like the scarred
old childhood home. But it hasn’t yet. A tree
casts soft and gentle shade over our green yard.
I feel forgiven all the sins I didn’t commit
for long minutes at a time. What were they?
I can’t now think of anything wrong with me—I fit
in these rooms, can mostly agree to each day.
For long minutes I don’t even blame my mother
for dying, my father for spending years in bed.
My little traumas are just souvenirs of other
lives, of places I might have once visited.
I’m mostly a father here, a husband, barely a son.
The big sun rises early here, as I do, with everyone.
|May 19, 2012||I Sing the Body Electric||Walt Whitman|
|May 18, 2012||Pacific Slope||Stephen Motika|
|May 17, 2012||On Silence||R. Zamora Linmark|
|May 16, 2012||Intimacy||Paisley Rekdal|
|May 15, 2012||Our Bodies Break Light||Traci Brimhall|
|May 14, 2012||Prophecy||Dana Gioia|
|May 13, 2012||[Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome]||Christina Rossetti|
|May 12, 2012||The Owl and the Pussy-Cat||Edward Lear|
|May 11, 2012||Gather||Rose McLarney|
|May 10, 2012||Glass House||Heather McHugh|