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My Mom Offers to Send Me My Grandfather’s Poetry

“Some of it is pretty dark,” she warns.

Photo: Flickr / Tekke

“I was going through Papa’s papers and I found some poetry he’d written,” Mom tells me over the phone.

“Oh, I didn’t know Papa wrote poetry,” I respond, curious.

“Me neither,” she says. “I just have to warn you, some of it is pretty dark, so I don’t want you to be…

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Ben Kassoy

Ben Kassoy

Poet, writer, payphone that rings. Seen in GQ, Elle, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and more. More at www.benkassoy.com. (he/him)

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