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Poem of the Week: October 22, 2018

Hello readers! Every week, BOA's staff and interns share one of our favorite poems from our over 300 collections of poetry. This week's poem is from Craig Morgan Teicher's Lenore Marshall Award-winning collection, The Trembling Answers

Self-Portrait as the Man I’ve Become

When did I grow so
fastidious? When did I learn
to use spreadsheets? There was no
particular day; it happened in my
thirties, that mostly pleasant path
between youth and whatever’s up next.

Two deer appeared suddenly in our
backyard today; I practically yelled
everyone to the window. They ate
leaves from our rented trees
and soon moved on. Simone
was amazed, Cal smiled. When
did the deer visit our yard?
It was sometime in my thirties.

 

The Trembling Answers is available from booksellers nationwide. Buy a copy today from the BOA Bookstore.


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