How, suddenly, near the age of nine, almost all noise begins to sound like a heartbeat: the footsteps of his mother on the kitchen linoleum, moving in a beating circle around the boiling pasta; a pack of cigarettes smacking his father’s palm; the sound of slapped fat as a flock of house sparrows take to air in the lawn; any hammer, anywhere; his brother punching the dirt to keep from crying after losing some senseless, pick-up basketball game; applause.
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"Possible Ways that Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Michael Regime, Fell in Love with Language." was originally published at Booth.
"Possible Ways that Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet, Michael Regime, Fell in Love with Language.,"
Booth: Vol. 5
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/booth/vol5/iss9/3