Household Songs: The Brief and Unremarkable Life of Joseph Clarence Strauss/VI

K—for Katherine—he scrawls.
Beneath a bluebird,
three fat orange slices soak up tender
afternoon light.

Yet, those waxy, mirthful mouths
do not console
the haggard cherub who bawls softly inside
the nursery.

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