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John Thompson Jr.

Summer 1943

A Love for Patsy

By John Thompson Jr.

See the little maunderer Stretch out on the grass! His heart is burst asunder The pieces cry Alas.   Upright, fat pink pieces Of fluffy cloud float overhead. The little […]

Summer 1950

Homecoming

By John Thompson Jr.

Even the train is taller than those shacks. You ride past washings, smoke, and chicken-wire And get out blushing, lugging down the tracks Your old brown bag, and there is […]

Summer 1950

The Deluge

By John Thompson Jr.

Look, like water beetles Leaving all my shores The ships ply where the wave embattles Ringing from the wars All sides of my discontent Disgorging horn-shaped continent. Grandpa cast his […]