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.

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