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Announcing our Poetry on the T Contest!

We are thrilled to feature three poems in May that will be chosen through open submissions (submission period Jan 24-Feb 24). Two spots are reserved for any Massachusetts resident and one is reserved for a middle or high school student in the state. For contest details and guidelines, and to submit, click here.


Linda McCarriston: Mr. No Class, USA

Thinking of how he will live
            just shy of retirement
                        if all goes well if all
goes the way the ads
            on t.v. suggest it must
                        urge him to think
it will, gardening with the little lady

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