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June

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub
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Long Occupation

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF
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III. Involution

Caki Wilkinson University of North Texas Press PDF
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IV. Swan Song

Caki Wilkinson University of North Texas Press PDF
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Oakland Work Crew

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF

Oakland Work Crew

Dan said, My life is a nine with the hammer cocked, chuckled, told of standing on a brown lawn naked, three hundred pounds of pure Mick-Spic: shooting at a Chevelle, tire marks on concrete.

Told how, inside, you heat a sharpened Bic and a guy carves DannyBoy or Norteaño on your neck.

Prince pictured faint patterns on ceiling tiles in his dreams and a pot with a ten in it when he finds where color begins. He brought a picture: he’s thirteen,

Liberia, wide smile, fatigues, kalishnikov hugging his shoulder. Told of barefoot soccer, running on bricks, the grace of a clean pass.

I’m worth more than someone I meet, Rich said, then described his daughter, his girl, and ladies here, there. He explained what it means to be a baldhead, why, if he sees a Sudeaño on Third, he can’t be held responsible what’ll happen.

Told us which old school Cutlass’ is hella tight.

Larry kept saying, High as an Oaktown sky, that’s all he said, aside from claiming vines or brush or poison oak we cut and pulled were a J with a hit so big he’d vanish. Never told us what we knew: clapboard house, cracked talk, brothers to keep in shoes.

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Thistle

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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Ventriloquist on an Off-Day

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
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To My Heart

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF
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Catch

Amy M. Clark University of North Texas Press PDF
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A Brief History of the Decline

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc University of North Texas Press PDF
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Runaway Boy, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

WUNST I sassed my Pa, an’ he

Won’t stand that, an’ punished me,—

Nen when he was gone that day,

I slipped out an’ runned away.

I tooked all my copper-cents,

An’ clumbed over our back fence

In the jimpson-weeds ’at growed

Ever’where all down the road.

Nen I got out there, an’ nen

I runned some—an’ runned again

When I met a man ’at led

A big cow ’at shooked her head.

I went down a long, long lane

Where was little pigs a-play’n’;

An’ a grea’-big pig went “Booh!”

An’ jumped up, an’ skeered me too.

Nen I scampered past, an’ they

Was somebody hollered “Hey!”

An’ I ist looked ever’where,

An’ they was nobody there.

I Want to, but I’m ’fraid to try

To go back. . . . An’ by-an’-by

Somepin’ hurts my throat inside—

An’ I want my Ma—an’ cried.

Nen a grea’-big girl come through

Where’s a gate, an’ telled me who

Am I? an’ ef I tell where

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Car

Richard Carr University of North Texas Press PDF
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Fisher King

Caki Wilkinson University of North Texas Press PDF
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How to Be the Lady of the House

Amy M. Clark University of North Texas Press PDF

How to Be the Lady of the House

They live together in a house of their own, and all they have they share with you: the key the father closes your hand around, a place at their table the daughter sets, their pillows and their books. You will pay attention to how they do things here. Listen.

“We have three names we call the dog.

We leave our boots in the hall.

When we sing, we harmonize.

Do you prefer John or Paul?

All you have to do is love us back.

On school mornings, you can help with honey tea and ponytail, and send us out the door.” Now you will turn in your sock feet.

The dog eyes you from his rug.

You are very quiet. You open the closet.

Coats with pockets of candy bits and crumpled leaves from seasons past wait for arms to fill them.

Come on. You can hang your slicker beside the pink-and-yellow jacket and the overcoat you will recognize as the one the father wore the day you met him. There. You are practicing.

Take your cue from the child, who leaves her bed at dawn to play the piano.

Allowing you and her father all the wealth of each other’s warmth, she is unafraid to fill a sleeping house with the blundering joy of just-learned song.

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Blind King

Stefanie Wortman University of Northern Texas PDF

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