November 12th, 2009

spring

My First Publication

This summer, while sorting through old papers while preparing to move my mother out here, I found my first publication. It's in a poetry anthology called FOR KIDS BY KIDS and I'm kinda surprised they picked such a morbid little poem from a ten year old. Here it is in its entirety:

My Mother Got A Job

My mother got a job,
Down at the Tribune
Writing the obituaries.
Maybe someday she will see
That someone she knows has died
And she will put her head on the desk and cry.