Shirley Alexander

(12-05-1953 / Somewhere under heaven, Georgia, USA)

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  • Shirley Alexander (5/5/2013 11:11:00 AM)

    Thank you, Ina. I appreciate that you took time to read and comment.

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  • Ina Schroders-zeeders (5/2/2013 12:41:00 AM)

    This is a lovely poem :)

Fourth Grade Drill

Russia was going to attack,
and we were told to hide
under our little desks;
protection
from atomic fallout.

In the basement below,
the janitor sat smoking a cigar,
knowing
he was safe from bombs
and children.

Shirley Alexander

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