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Kevin Anderson is a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies student at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Before moving to Dartmouth, he lived in San Luis Obispo County, California, where he graduated from Cal Poly with an MA in English and taught composition and rhetoric as a lecturer. He is currently pursuing interests in creative writing, globalization and political philosophy, and psychology.

poetry

Poem No. __

Kevin Anderson, Dartmouth College

The writer wrote, “At 4 am, 
There were police cars on our lawn 
Because a deranged man had been banging
On our door demanding to be let in.”

I said to the writer, 
“Open the door.”
The writer said, “What?”
I said to the writer, “Open the door.”

The writer said, “I didn’t open the door.”
I said to the writer, “I want to know what happens
When you open the door
And the madman comes in.”

The writer said, “I didn’t open the door.
The police took the man away.”
I said to the writer, “That’s too bad.”
And I thought about writing and doors.

 

  

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