National Poetry Month: April 8th

April 8, 2016

My Father’s Love Letters by Yusef Komunyakaa

On Fridays he’d open a can of Jax,
Close his eyes, & ask me to write
The same letter to my mother
Who sent postcards of desert flowers
Taller than a man. He’d beg her
Return & promised to never
Beat her again. I was almost happy
She was gone, & sometimes wanted
To slip in something bad.  Continue reading “National Poetry Month: April 8th”

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