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from A Home Big Enough for Remembering

You even heard him

Amidst the fires in London

Making arrangements with his body double

Closing in on his 60th birthday

He became more the man

He always wanted to be

Not like that time in Bangkok

When the maker said, there’s hope for you yet

Under the bridge where pinup girls fiddled with palindromes

Voluptuous like November

Marching barefoot

Not like that time with the truck driver

Star gazing accidents on I-95

Stopping for a bite at Penn Station after the rain

Silenced like a ghost or girl dreaming of winter

Running at daybreak.

Kiely Sweatt