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Tag: Lois Mailou Jones

(Unpublished) #Poem: “They Come, Growling”

I wrote this poem in August 2015, about the time that the school year was beginning. The title originally functioned as a way to recreate the image of teenagers grumbling as their summer ends and the regularity of classes and homework return, thus the opening lines: “Everything was tomorrow, but not now.” Then, as I let the poem take me where it wanted to go, the tone and subject matter shifted dramatically and told a different story that involved my own reminisce of school days and now-lost friends, then it… Read more (Unpublished) #Poem: “They Come, Growling”