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1.
Assassination Day
In the seventh grade in 1968,
playing football on the school playground
I heard that
Martin Luther King Jr.
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2.
Lost And Found Language
It started in 1949, when my oldest brother
came home from school
in Racine, Wisconsin
after flunking kindergarten
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3.
Slanted Eyes Are Beautiful...Slanted Eyes Are Beautiful! ! !
a Korean woman
had been sitting
in my cultural awareness class,
for an hour,
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4.
Fathers Day Poem (...A Day Late...)
Father’s Day Poem

My children are old enough
to know it is Father Day
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5.
A “z” Is More Then The Last Letter Of The Alphabet…
My father proudly showed me
his new birth certificate
that had our last name Mireles
spelled with a “z”
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My youngest son asked me this as we were
laying around arguing whether I was going to read more than one book or not…

will grandma Mickey’s hair still be white, when we are in heaven?
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My right big toe
has been black and blue
since the time
old Benny Navarro
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8.
Poetry Can Be Hard On Your Hands
I arrived late
to the mind’s eye
poetry group meeting
and I interrupted a critique of a prose poem
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9.
I'M Gonna Take The South Out Of South Africa
I'm gonna take the South out of South Africa
the home of the slaves
and the land of no freedom
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10.
When I Was Asked What My Favorite Body Part Was?
When I was asked what my favorite body part is?

It was not the kind of question
I get asked every day
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