poetry - n. 1: writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rythmn 2 a: a quality that stirs the imagination b: a quality of spontaneity and grace

Name: dthaase

Sunday, November 28, 2004


I had to go to the store –
buy a pumpkin pie for my son's preschool event –
got in the car to drive home,
listened to National Public Radio.

Iris Chang committed suicide
on Wednesday – a shot to the head;
grandparents escaped China during WWII

Her husband and two-year-old child alive.

My rear-view mirror held the gaze of my youngest –
NPR played a requiem –
allowed me to sit with it.

Later the children ate pumpkin pie.


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