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Adam Scheffler

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Adam Scheffler

Adam Scheffler is the author of A Dog’s Life (Jacar Press, 2016), winner of the Jacar Press Full-Length Poetry Book Contest. He is a professor in the Harvard College Writing program and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

by this poet

So what if the old man
on the bus is trying and                              	
failing to remember his dead
mom’s face, as if the past were
not a cartoon tunnel scratched
on a wall?                            	 
He’s still trying,
and when did we forget our
cattle-shoes and feather-parkas,
how we carry with us