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Sunday Sentence

e363e7_586acde21782474cb5404c36eeaa9e2a.jpg_srz_225_287_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srzIn which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

I have also been to Shea Stadium in section 3,
right behind home plate, with my father
who knows how to say Ma Nishtana
with the Upper West Side inflection,
the inflection of an accountant who works so hard
his bones disintegrate into the 1040 form
ripped into shards of glass
scattered across the Brooklyn Queens Expressway
at midnight.

Source: Matthew Lippman, “Jerusalem in My Mind,” Salami Jew: Poems.

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