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Natural Bridge Publishes “The Difference Between Pigeons and Doves”

The journal Natural Bridge, published by the University of Missouri-St. Louis has included my poem in their No. 38, Fall 2017 issue! I wrote the poem, entitled “The Difference Between Pigeons and Doves,” during my November 2016 write-a-poem-a-day-for-30-days challenge with Tupelo Press. It is essentially true, about a ceremony performed by my step-brother Jimmy’s girlfriend after his death. The part about the man who feeds pigeons is also real.  The head librarian was really the president of the friends of the library — but that is too wordy for a poems. Thank you, Natural Bridge!

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