Prodigal

1. Recklessly wasteful; 2. Lavishly generous.

He’s embarrassed by the plums
of this place, the way they fall
in sticky lushness, their endless bearing
judgment on his competence, his failure
to find their use.

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Jane Sasser’s poems have appeared in The Sun, North American Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, and other publications. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Recollecting the Snow (Main Street Press, 2009) and Itinerant (Finishing Line, 2009). She teaches English literature and creative writing at Oak Ridge High School.

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