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Sunday, October 14, 2012
OBAMA: I WAS TOO POLITE
by J.R. Solonche
Okay, my bad, oh well.
I gave him heck instead of hell.
J.R. Solonche is co-author (with wife Joan Siegel) of Peach Girl: Poems for a Chinese Daughter
(Grayson Books). His poems have appeared in many magazines,
journals, and anthologies since the 1970s. He teaches at SUNY Orange
in Middletown, New York.