First the Cardigan, Now This

Times Books recently announced that it will publish a book of socially conscious poetry by former President Jimmy Carter. Former brat-pack movie star Ally Sheedy has already published a book of socially conscious poetry. Two notable Americans. Two poems. Question: Whose is whose?

"It Can Fool the Sun"

Some people never say, "Let's go home,"

not having one, except a plastic sheet;

when cold, they try to find a warm air grate;

an empty doorway's better than the street

and two share one refrigerator crate.

"Inspired by an Article on Child Abuse"

She has no idea how a child should act


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