Poetry 2012 / Volume 43

Things We Have Seen Before — Jeffrey N. Johnson

His face hidden by newsprint, smoke rising, slow methodical turning of the pages. Sitting at his feet, I was struck by the largeness of his shoes and my smallness before him. Headlines read of Nixon’s pardon and Patty Hearst’s arrest, but I could not read them until my grandfather was done with the paper. For … Continue reading