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Joseph Gehringer, English writing junior

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we are a jigsaw

cut from dogwood.

i will not deny that

there are pieces missing.

after all, grandpa joe drank

until and i have never met 

my mother’s mom, but still,

i am satisfied 

when the pieces lay,

are still together,

and the fractured image

is of Comerica,

or grandma’s kitchen table.

i would like to think that some

hobbyist might see us, smile

and feel; that our fragmented 

whole is worth the time it takes

to be scrambled,

put together,

and hung on the refrigerator,

right next to the shopping list.

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Starlight is mass communication senior with a focus in journalism and a minor in legal studies. After serving as Assistant Life and Times Editor, Life and Times Editor, Works Editor, Worldview Editor, and Wolf Editor, Starlight is thrilled to lead The Maroon as Editor-in-chief. When not trying to meet a deadline, Starlight can be found singing...
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