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Gary Dop reads Jo McDougall's poem, "How We Live".

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Hi, my name is Gary Dop, I'm reading a poem by Arkansas poet Jo McDougall.  I love this poem because there's so much packed into such little space, and the title is vital for understanding the framework of the imagery in the poem. I like the way it sets that up.

How we Live

Walking out of Food 4 Less,
we see a car thrash over the curb,
heading for us like a speedboat.
The driver's face
is like the face of someone
stepping back from a table saw,
seeing that he has cut off his thumb.