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Kate & Sonia (in the months before our second daughter’s birth) by Dan Thomas Glass
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Feb 08, 12

bookshelves: chapbook, poetry, male, year-2010s
Recommended to Jimmy by: Dawn
Read from February 06 to 08, 2012, read count: 2

There is not. It is quiet
In the room the plastic house is orange, glowing orange.
Sonia says, "Daddy this pillow is not cold enough."
It sounds like enush.
Daddy there is not. In the quiet.
Dan Thomas-Glass has fallen in that gap between child and child. Something is afresh not there, re etches a future looking back at himself where are clouds which are in the sky, he notes, but this is this. This Sonia and this Kate whom he pre eulogizes the present already a long-ago memory. Lives cast like those shadows in the playground overlapping one on one, and the parts that do not match where do they go? Where does the sweetness go once done? A sea of plastic awaits like the eye of some harm.
Let us wish: for the beach-
iest Sundays before burnt
skin draws us under, in the
shadow of redwood trees
a respite we conspire to
hold tight, in the shadow
of vowel shifts as language
invaded language on islands
in undifferentiated moments
called history then particular
for individuals living it--Oh
I guess we are no different, if
you ask sweet, little larks who
flit from branch to branch as
evening deepens.
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