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Before the City
by Kirby M Wright

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Haven't seen you in a week.
Today is Tuesday.
The Dutch Elm shivers on the front lawn.
A U—Haul waits at the curb.
These houses that watch me are coffins.
The suburbs are a Cold War painting.
Neighbors stand at windows and in doorways to their own graves.
I press Rewind and Play, see us over.
Beyond glass, past the shutters, you are safe at a distance.
I never intended the old man to break through my eyes.
A UPS truck circles the block.
In the city I'll rent what belongs to my father.
The face of his fridge rusts.
He says I failed in life.
I pack firecrackers to warn me of fires.
I know I will die alone.

Kirby Wright, a Hawaiian Writer

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Reviewed by Sandy Forbes (Reader) 6/12/2002
Spooky . . great potential when it shifts toward a positive note.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 6/11/2002
Excellent imagery. Great write!!
Reviewed by D. Enise 6/11/2002
Thought provoking, intense, and somewhat haunting.
Reviewed by Lori Moore 6/11/2002
Rewind and play... great line. I really like this one.

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