Locally Grown

The thunderstorm storms,
And the rocking-chair rocks.
And the town across the water is impoverished
Except there is no water,
There are only train tracks
Which were built on purpose –
Deliberately –
So that now there is a right side
And a wrong side.

All the after-school programs
In the world
Won’t help me recognize those children as my own.

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