Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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I’m  9 and behind the wheel of our green and white ’55 Olds. I start to check the mirrors, but my father tells me not to worry what’s coming from behind– though I know he always does. The Belt curves around to the right near the Bay Parkway exit and I see houses and parks and empty lots in the distance and people walking on Shore Road, dressed for the […]

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