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Featured Poems for 9/24/20

Matthew Spira
Sep 24 · 2 min read
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ON THE DRIVE TO SCHOOL
I love you, I said quietly
to my pre-teen daughter
after one of our arguments.
She was looking out the window
with her headphones on,
this allowed us to pretend
she didn’t hear me.

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BIRTHRIGHT
My daughter
in the living room
with her friends
loudly laughing.
In my room
my door closed
at my desk
outside the joy
of their youth
unrestrained.

I smile, the thought
thirty years hence
perhaps they
will be sitting
like me now
listening
to their children
carry forth
the exuberance
that should be
the birthright
of every new
generation.

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My publication contains my poetry and stories. I tend to focus more on people than things, but I write about a wide variety of topics and moods. I am especially interested in the military/veteran experience, (single) parenting, and the bemusement of middle age.

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Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: amzn.to/2x5uj

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Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

Matthew Spira

Written by

Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: amzn.to/2x5uj

Matthew Spira

Ever-growing collection of poetry. Now with audio (in-progress)!

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