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Turning Forty by Kevin Griffith: American Life in Poetry #13 Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate 2004-200
Birthdays, especially those which mark the passage of a decade, are occasions not only for celebration, but for reflection. In "Turning Forty," Ohio poet Kevin Griffith conveys a confusion of sentiments. The speaker feels a sense of peace at forty, but recalls a more powerful, more confident time in his life.
two old lazy crocodiles are basking by the water
they get round to talk about the macdonalds' daughtergemini gemini
have you ever set eyes on young stephaniejiminy jiminy
who lives here in abingdon - the one who is twogemini gemini