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Claudia Emerson

What They Are Missing

What They Are Missing

What They Are Missing

The local boys are, of course, forbidden.
This leaves only the rare, visiting
 
father, awkward brother, the headmaster,
the boy who bushhogs the pasture,
 
or the chaplain in his telling collar – starched
tooth at the throat – to remind them.
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What They Are Missing

The local boys are, of course, forbidden.
This leaves only the rare, visiting
 
father, awkward brother, the headmaster,
the boy who bushhogs the pasture,
 
or the chaplain in his telling collar – starched
tooth at the throat – to remind them.

What They Are Missing

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