G.E. Patterson

G.E. Patterson Poems

1. Autobiographia 1/13/2003
2. It May Happen 4/3/2012
3. The Responsibility of Love 4/3/2012


I had everything and luck: Rings of smoke
blown for me; sunlight safe inside the leaves
of cottonwoods; pure, simple harmonies
of church music, echoes of slave songs; scraps
of candy wrappers -- airborne. Everything.
Mother and father, brother, aunts, uncles;
chores and schoolwork and playtime. Everything.

I was given gloves against winter cold.

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