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I Didn’t Finish My Poem About My Brother’s Death


The Mr. Softee truck arrived by my house

My cat knocked over the carnival pitcher, broke it

Three blue jays flew into my back yard

I forgot what day and year my brother died

A UPS delivery person rang the doorbell

I watched a news report on television

The ficus plant needed water

I forgot what my brother looked like

I helped Greg study spelling words

The bathroom toilet overflowed

I drove my neighbor to Waldbaums

Debbie called to tell me she was pregnant

I made French Toast

I couldn’t find my brother’s recipe

I worked overtime

It was snowing outside

I tried to remember my brother’s words

My key broke in the front door lock