Poems

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31.
The Guys Who Win

I’m for the guys who
Install super-charged V-8 engines
In old Volkswagen beetles
And beat out the muscle cars at the light
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32.
Hotel Evacuation Route

In case of fire
Do not use elevators
dropp to your knees
And beg for forgiveness
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33.
Dartmouth Alumni Survey

The 25-year reunion survey
asks where my summer
home is located
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34.
Normally I Hate Sports

Don’t ask me how I am here
standing next to the pro quarterback
as he lofts one down the practice field.
There should be a vapor trail on that one
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35.
The Peace Train

You can’t rely on the peace train,
always jumping the tracks
or taking the wrong one
stopping at the wrong stations
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36.
The Best Dumplings In The World

With mom spiraling towards death
and us standing around like actors
waiting for stage direction,
Zheng Wei went to work in the kitchen
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37.
Go Ahead, Call Me A Pig, I’ve Heard Worse

(A narrative)

Met her at the seminar and asked her over for an
early dinner. I assured her my aim was not to get
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38.
Naming The Boat

When we first bought the boat
My dad was focused on the rigging
The types and locations of winches and cleats
The sizes of the genoas and spinnakers
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39.
Rolling Around

I’m lashed to the waterwheel
of a Mississippi riverboat,
My lover, my friends, my family
are up on the riverbank waving
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40.
Center Of The Story

I.
I told him something has to give way sooner or later in your life.
It may be you,
your company,
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