Hitching a ride, trusting a partner, marrying the same person three times
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Paul Hostovsky works as a sign-language interpreter in Boston, Massachusetts. His poetry has won a Pushcart Prize, been read on the radio program The Writer’s Almanac, and been featured on the websites Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and Best of the Net (in 2008 and 2009). His new book, A Little in Love a Lot, is forthcoming from Main Street Rag.
This book I’m reading now my mother read / and loved. You can get this close to the dead / and no closer.
It was a beautiful day, rainy-gray, foggy, dismal, perfect. / I was so happy because there was nothing to do / and nowhere to go and no one to meet, and never / in my life had I felt so empty and so full.