Two poems from A. Van Jordan (poetry, ’98) appear in Waxwing:
I’m Done Worrying About Barbed Wire And Borders
… and what I hear on the radio or read in the paper,
after I tear my doo-rag off my head and enjoy
my morning coffee like most Americans I know.
I just want to start my day, imagining
all the people I see outside getting here for the first time,
trying to do their thing while I do mine.
But the news persists …
. . . continue reading here.
. . . read “Incidents From the Pool” here.