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Witness Jennifer Met

Issa wrote there are no utter strangers under the cherry tree the beauty bonds us together like tragedy—unspoken I show my daughter how to sketch her family tree from root to tip a line—a river traveling to nourish each leaf at her age I learned of Edo period earthquakes of the Chernobyl disaster— of strangers—I couldn’t grasp my ancestors’ silence so I aspired to difference to action—writing fiction stories of valor of sons aiding fathers of survivors—now history repeating—I watch her draw with pink crayon only to suggest black instead… my daughter loves her mother—my daughter loves too easy

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Apeiron Review | Summer 2015  

The summer issue of Apeiron Review, a Philadelphia-based literary magazine, is ready for you and a glass of your favorite beverage. Cool off...

Apeiron Review | Summer 2015  

The summer issue of Apeiron Review, a Philadelphia-based literary magazine, is ready for you and a glass of your favorite beverage. Cool off...