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Poetry

Bomb Threat

April 17, 2007

Amanda Johnston

We congregate at Denny’s, laugh
Call this professional development.

Thirty-two people died yesterday
In Virginia. Today, we eat French toast

Call loved ones, assure them the bomb
That may or may not be ticking on campus

Will not swallow us. For now
We have been dismissed and are going

To the movies for a comedy to help us forget
How we’re supposed to be afraid.

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