American Life in Poetry: Girls' Middle School Orchestra
We all hope our children's lives will be better than our own, and invest in that hope in a variety of ways. Here Michael Ryan of California compares what we can provide for them with what we can't.
Girls' Middle School Orchestra
They're all dressed up in carmine
floor-length velvet gowns, their upswirled hair
festooned with matching ribbons:
their fresh hopes and our fond hopes for them
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