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Note to Self


Note to Self
Self, when your four-year-old is in the shopping cart and is sweetly holding the bananas, don’t assume that he will continue to hold them. He will not. But, since he is a tidy sort of fellow, in some instances, he will decide that they need to be placed in the storage area of the cart and he will get the bananas there by casually tossing them over his shoulder. Which does nothing for the bananas — as we all know.

Self, also, don’t underestimate how cute this four-year-old will be when he misunderstands when you tell him the name of the melons with green interior and delightedly and loudly tells everyone he sees while gesturing to the melon, “Look, we got some HONEY DUDES!!”.


  1. Ann, as an English major I’m constantly amazed at James'(is that correct punctuation? how ironic that I don’t know) poems. I know some of them are just truly random, but I can’t help but notice that there’s a coherence and depth to them too. I don’t know, I really enjoy them and I think he’s got talent.

  2. Thanks, Austin. I think that there is something to James’s poetry, too. Maybe it is that he doesn’t experience language as most of us do — since he definitely acquired it in a non-typical way? I don’t know. I’m glad that you like reading the poems. 🙂

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