One Bruce Example

For so many years I’ve been trying to write about the people I know the best. Bruce is one of them. He’s almost entirely impossible to capture. But here’s one small and true example.

When the kids
arrived last night
Thanksgiving
tomorrow
they asked Bruce
who’s coming
to dinner.
He brought out
a long list.
Names written
in a Sharpie.
These are
the people
who aren’t coming
this year
he said and then
he read
his list.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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