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Family Reunion

Julie Buffaloe-Yoder

There’s a first grade boy

in a Superman t-shirt.

Freckles, brown cowlick,

two front teeth missing.

Broken arm, black eyes.


There’s a father, thirty five,

blue suit and tie, new shoes,

pretty shaved face, saying

all the right things in

Anger Management class.


There’s a mother

too scared

to say a word.


There’s a social worker

who says it’s her job

to reunite the boy

with his father’s fist.




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