Lyrical Somerville – April 19

On April 19, 2017, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


Margaret Young is the author of Willow from the Willow (Cleveland State University Poetry Center 2002) and Almond Town (Bright Hill Press 2011). Her chapbook Blight Summer is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press, and her translation of Sergio Inestrosa’s Espacio Improbable de un Haiku will be out soon from Obsidiana Press. She teaches at Endicott College.

Margaret Young

For Molly


We skipped high school just once
when Borges spoke at First Church

we biked the five quiet blocks
leaving English class behind

Mr. Randall’s “who’s that?”
made us feel even more smug

we squeezed into the back
he was tiny behind a table

bald head muttering at
a microphone that didn’t work

now Mr. Randall’s dead too
and we’re on opposite coasts


— Margaret Young



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