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To a Sad Daughter | Poem

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Poem Text

All night long the hockey pictures

gaze down at you sleeping in your tracksuit.

Belligerent goalies are your ideal.

Threats of being traded

cuts and wounds

—all this pleases you.

O My god! you say at breakfast

reading the sports page over the Alpen

as another player breaks his ankle

or assaults the coach.                                                10

When I thought of daughters

I wasn't expecting this

but I like this more.

I like all your faults

even your purple moods                        ...

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