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Melissa Fite Johnson

As a Child, Dylan Klebold Loved Origami

His mother sat with him at the kitchen table,
lifted the coffee mug, heard
through all the closed windows of her house
a plane somewhere in the distance,

marveled at her son’s concentration—
his quiet, his small pink tongue
burrowing out the corner of his closed mouth.

Melissa Fite Johnson’s first poetry collection, While the Kettle’s On, is a Kansas Notable Book. https://melissafitejohnson.com/

Melissa Fite Johnson

Saturday Night Conversation

When I asked Mom why
Dad didn’t go to church, she stopped
chopping onions but didn’t
set down her knife, said
her dad hadn’t gone to church either,
like that answered the question.
 

Melissa Fite Johnson’s first poetry collection, While the Kettle’s On, is a Kansas Notable Book. https://melissafitejohnson.com/