This may be my most personal book, as I wrote this collection of poems as an attempt to definitively and honestly connect in a deep way with Farid, my teenage stepson.
"Ah, since you’re not my/
natural son, you can be my/
supernatural son! No actual genes of mine//
swim in your blood, your flesh doesn’t/
resemble mine, though since I’ve been your/
dad from the time you were two, we now have a/ definite//
family resemblance, leaping over/
genetic fact like some sleek green grasshopper of/
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