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Human Parts

My Mom Offers to Send Me My Grandfather’s Poetry

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

Photo: Flickr / Tekke

“I found some of Papa’s poetry,” she tells me on the phone.

“I didn’t know Papa wrote poetry.”

“Me neither. I just have to warn you, it’s pretty dark. Do you want me to send it?”

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Ben Kassoy

Ben Kassoy

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