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Attention seeking is what the note from the teacher said. Along with impulse control issues.
Behavior that is inappropriate and annoying.
Hear the mother swallow her lost daughter.
Hear the wind lowing
in the burdened leaves of fall.
At eighteen, she sings as if she’s been alive for centuries–a voice
filled with old sorrow and flowers, the lost child on the twisted street,
the woman in a doorway with her hand on her brow…
I was the gateless gate
my job to gentle you
without your knowing
She is in all the particulars
One little sock left in the lint basket…
As I watch you turtle-
backed go down the hill
to catch the bus I wish
you had a Joey in your
life to go with you…