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A Tacoma Sonnet

A Tacoma Sonnet Hans Ostrom Tacoma’s tough. That’s what you need to know To start to get to know the town that is A city, which is reticent to show The world a worldly face. Indeed, fact is, Tacoma tells you to your face, “I’m me. I’m trains and barges, mountains by the Sound. I’m labor, boss, defiance, faith, and army.” To find a city anxious to be crowned, Take 1-5 north to where Seattle’s fed To bursting with paté of pride. It needs To feel the pat of status on its head. Seattle thinks that T-Town’s in the weeds. Let other cities dream that they’re Pa-ree. “Take it or leave it,” says T-Town. “I’m me.”

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Welcome new students! This reader is a collection of readings from and about Puget Sound and that will be at the heart of the Bookends orien...

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Welcome new students! This reader is a collection of readings from and about Puget Sound and that will be at the heart of the Bookends orien...