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Tom Russell

Everyone Else Was Buying War Bonds

Army patrols from the Frog Pond
country school fought Nazis
on the prairie at one recess and from
high-flying swings at the next.

Tom Russell‘s commute to work was roughly a quarter of a million miles over the first 18 years.

Tom Russell

Former Air Traffic Controller

He once could absorb meaning
from a stream-of-consciousness poem
written on a rolling marble
but today clears the milk to land
in the cupboard.


Tom Russell works at the public library in Omaha, Nebraska.