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Richard Hoffman: Uvalde, TX, 5/24/2022

That his dead
brother he
bringing him home.

May 31, 2022 · 2 Comments

Richard Hoffman: Refugee

A man carries his door,
the door of his house,
because when the war is over
he is going home

April 21, 2022 · 8 Comments

Richard Hoffman: The Road

the groves and orchards
poisoned, fathers and brothers tortured,
hope abandoned with the other heavy furniture
it isn’t much of a road, the future

March 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Richard Hoffman: A Fable

Buncha monkeys
try to get along

March 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Richard Hoffman: Summer Job

“The trouble with intellectuals,” Manny, my boss,
once told me, “is that they don’t know nothing
till they can explain it to themselves.

February 17, 2022 · 4 Comments

Richard Hoffman: Good Will and Salvation

hold your tongue
so nobody ever knows
or suspects your real
origins, your actual class

December 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

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