Social Security

After my father died
my mother took his social security
number as her own.
For thirty years
she believed
it was hers.
Now the government
accuses her
of fraud.
She’s at a loss
to explain
how she lost
all those years
when her only number
was her own.

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Joseph Lisowski

Joseph Lisowski

Joseph Lisowski won the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Teacher of the Year Award (2013-2014).His most recent poetry book publications are STASHU KAPINSKI DREAMS OF GLORY (full length, Sweatshoppe Publications, 2013) and BLUE SEASON (with Steve Klepetar, chapbook, mgv2>publishing, 2013).
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