“Just hold on,” she said, “hold on with everything I have.”
"Instead, Uvalde will mean something else to you. It won’t feel like a creek-polished stone when you say it."
From our May/June issue, two poems by proud Texas poet Laurence Musgrove, a professor of English at Angelo State University
Milton Jordan, retired, is a native Texan now living in Georgetown. His first published poem ran in the Texas Observer 50 years ago.
Born and raised in San Antonio, this poet and editor writes to and for other Texans.
“My mission has always been to help people understand that we are never alone in the world.”
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, who died at 91 last week, liked pausing by roadsides everywhere in Texas to examine plants, pocket seeds and smell the air.
For 45 painful, lonely days, I waited and waited to be convicted of a crime.