Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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Sam grinned at me from the obituary page — windswept hair, golf shirt, framed in summer leaves. Born and died in Oklahoma City like the smiling grocer, Ruby Ellen, boxed next to him in the newspaper, strands of pearls and corsage on red.   James Louis collected coins. Poppy loved the lake house. Brian fought in Vietnam, and Coach left his players on the field.   According to the obituary, […]

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