James Tate

(8 December 1943 - / Kansas City, Missouri)

James Tate Quotes

The Lost Pilot

for my father, 1922-1944

Your face did not rot
like the others--the co-pilot,
for example, I saw him

yesterday. His face is corn-
mush: his wife and daughter,
the poor ignorant people, stare

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