my twelve-day-old poem.

January 22, 2009


“To me, poetry is somebody standing up, so to speak,
and saying, with as little concealment as possible,
what it is for him or her to be on earth at this moment.”

Galway Kinnell


he’s here!

January 20, 2009




Everett Allen Barker
January 10, 2009
1:46 AM
9 lbs. 8 oz.
21 inches

Everett: “strong as a wild boar” (a nod to one of our mutual favorite books,
The Brothers K by David James Duncan)

Allen: “fair and handsome” (the middle name of my dad and oldest nephew Gideon)

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