Treasure Island

Ai Ogawa

(21 October 1947 - 20 March 2010 / Albany, Texas)

Poems of Ai Ogawa

1. Conversation 1/13/2003
2. Grandfather Says 1/20/2003
3. Motherhood, 1951 3/5/2012
4. PASSAGE for Allen Ginsberg 3/5/2012
5. Riot Act, April 29, 1992 1/20/2003

Grandfather Says

"Sit in my hand."
I'm ten.
I can't see him,
but I hear him breathing
in the dark.
It's after dinner playtime.
We're outside,
hidden by trees and shrubbery.
He calls it hide-and-seek,

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