From time to time he recalls
how his grandmother would tell
him that wherever you were living
at ten years of age would forever
be the place you’d say you were from.
But if that’s the case then why
does he pride himself on spending
his life in this bale and barn
of a town whose only claim
to fame is...

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Richard Luftig is a professor emeritus of educational psychology and special education at Miami University in Ohio who now resides in California. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, and his poetry collection A Grammar for Snow has been published by Unsolicited Press.