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Timothy TB

Timothy TB's poem "A poem from a father to his youngest son." was selected by Clint Smith, guest editor for Poem-a-Day in February 2019, and published on February 21, 2019, in partnership with Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop, an organization based in Washington, DC, that elevates voices of those directly impacted by the prison system through creative writing. The poet’s last name was withheld on request in consideration of their privacy.

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A poem from a father to his youngest son.

The worst pain I’ve ever felt
was looking at you, reach for me
through a video screen and I couldn’t
touch you; right then, I knew
what it felt like to die, a living