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Janine Joseph

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Janine Joseph

Janine Joseph is the author of Driving Without a License (Alice James Books, 2016). She teaches at Weber State University and lives in Ogden, Utah.

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The rung wide
           receiver forgets why

he set his keys on the football field.
           Whose are they? he asks—a ringing

in his ear—while clenching
           the green. As if on the edge

of a pool, he tilts his head to drain
           water out of

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