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“I Hear….”

“Please leave.” I hear my son’s voice. “I want to be alone with my father.” I hear the talk of strangers. The medical staff. I hear their sounds but do not comprehend their words. The angels of mercy remain. I … Continue reading

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“The Loyal Devotee”

You would think That anyone Smart enough To build a bomb In his basement Would be smart enough To avoid Chatter On a jihadist Website. Not my son. And not his friend. Police officers Came to my house. They searched … Continue reading

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“The Lonely Man”

I enter the apartment unannounced. He is sitting at his desk But does not look up. He is expecting me. Cigarettes Charred ends smashed Stand In orderly rows Like old-time soldiers On a bottle-green ashtray. The usual Half-filled glass Sits … Continue reading

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