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On Keeping Things Small: Poems


"Outweighing what we cannot change, and growing, " Marilyn Bushman-Carlton considers how the landscape of one's life evolves. Her children are growing up. One plays violin, and the music he chooses "turns him inside out, / becomes a voice to find himself." She watches him leave for school in the morning, "the crotch of his X-tra Large pants swinging / between the clothespins of his knees, / the waist nearly a foot south / and cinched like a knapsack." When did the neighborhood lose its innocence? she wonders. She notices ...

On Keeping Things Small: Poems
1995, Signature Books

ISBN-13: 9781560850809

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