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The Boss Has a Father Further Than My Father the Boss Doesn't Speak To.

 The boss has a father further than my father the boss doesn't
speak to her father or her mother the boss doesn't speak to others
the boss smothers
 the boss hovers over and under and within emails the boss rewrites
emails the boss rewrites history the boss writes mysteries the boss
writes the
endings my father writes his name on the Aphasia workbook writes my name
calls my name calls me my sister Debbie
 everyone is Debbie
 my daughters
are Debbie
 every Debbie must be heavy must be ready to hear my father call them
all day call them Debbie
 his favorite daughter 

VICTORIA CHANG'S two previous collections of poetry are Salvinia Molesta and Circle. These poems appear in her new collection, The Boss, forthcoming from McSweeney's Books this year.
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Title Annotation:three poems
Author:Chang, Victoria
Publication:The American Poetry Review
Article Type:Poem
Date:Jul 1, 2013
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