An excerpt from alum Mary-Sherman Willis’s (poetry, ’05) new book Graffiti Calculus appears at Beltway:

from Kilroy

10.
In my Cold War duck-and-cover American girlhood, in the bull’s eye
of Washington’s nuclear radius,

under a blue sky etched in contrails and filled by day with keening
air emergency sirens, in brick-walled

Horace Mann Elementary, Mrs. Wilson drew her chalk across the board.
Let AB be a line segment with midpoint M.

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