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Nathan Hoks

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Nathan Hoks is the author of The Narrow Circle (Penguin, 2013). He teaches at the University of Chicago and lives in Chicago.

by this poet


The rabbit has stolen
The big bear’s pointy red hat.

The frog looks longingly
At its evaporating pond.

A powerful glow comes
Off the sunflower

So everyone wears goggles.
My son rolls around in the ferns.

It seems he has overdosed
On sugar cookies.

Does he care