Dailies 11/30/16: a Greek grandmother, Dr. Zhivago, an anthem, & the Key to the Kingdom

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November, 1967 – Joyce Sutphen

Dr. Zhivago was playing at the Paramount
Theater in St. Cloud. That afternoon,
we went into Russia,

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Anthem – Elaine Sexton

His face, a flag, fades
and folds into
what it once was—

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When My Greek Grandmother Came to Visit – Aliki Barnstone 

 

When my Greek grandmother came to visit,
she got to work, painstakingly polishing
the silver candelabras she’d passed down

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Key to the Kingdom – Ted Mathys

July 2016

This is the key to the kingdom, rustproof
nickel silver, cut in the hardware aisle
by a man in uniform on a rotating steel

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