SHORT POEMS: “For the Children (from In the Unknown)” about poetry…

“For the Children (from In the Unknown)”   Pavement side, a mother and child and a poet’s footsteps exactly coincide: she’s saying to him ‘birds live in trees, and squirrels…’ as we pass, and I can’t resist ‘…and poets’, I add, as her sentence hangs still deep in my one-handed text to you about how…