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As a wall painter in Allen Park, Ryan Flores had been sober for over a decade after his arrest in 2006 for possession of cocaine and other narcotics. Through painting, he was managing to provide a steady source of income for his son, Andrew.

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I went to Stuyvesant High School in New York City. Stuyvesant was a part of the eight "specialized high schools" run by the

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For decades, Wall Street has been viewed as an antagonist of the American people.

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Strewn in the corner was a pair of beat-up, grey and light blue Nike running sneakers.

“Are these yours?” my roommate asked.

“Yep!” I responded.

“Are you throwing them out?”

“Um … no not yet.”

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There is a man who listens to no song twice.

Or a woman, as always their gender irrelevant.

Every thought is new – containing

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The smell of chlorine and freedom lives sharp in my mind.

I could recreate our bonfire dances for you.

 

But how can you not remember?

It is as if July slipped away, replaced

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after Seamus Heaney 

 

Poem

makes me think of pomme,

apple, eden, pomme de terre, myth

in earth, God caked in mud and root.

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The outer planets don’t have phases. The moon has phases, and Venus and Mercury have phases, because they sometimes come between us and the sun. To us, they are sometimes made partially of shadows. But the outer planets are too far away.

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