A Hundred Gourds 4:1 December 2014

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Chen-ou Liu - Canada

Child Is Father of the Man

winter twilight . . .
my father stands firm
in diapers

He can't remember what he had for dinner but can still hear The Spring Rain Will Come Again. It was playing when Sarah Rose danced topless on the bar at Janus in his freshman year of high school. Now, he mumbles to himself, Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day, my boy . . .

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