Blanket Welcome at Kennedy Airport — for Peyton, my grandson by Norbert Krapf There was a small pink, blue and green blanket we sent to Bogotá for your mother to be wrapped in when she came to us in New York. When her plane arrived at the gate at Kennedy Airport a beautiful young Colombian woman with long black hair stepped off the plane smiling. When we walked up to her she placed baby Elizabeth Maria in that blanket in my arms. I held, beheld, kissed her and said, “Welcome, Love!” There was no wall whatsoever. No insults on any tough lips. We wrapped and held her in love. Which is what we give you also, her beautiful Colombian and German son with dark light-filled eyes. Norbert Krapf' s latest collections are T he Return of Sunshine (2018) and Indiana Hill Country Poems (2019). His adaptation of his Catholic Boy Blues collection (2015) into a play was per
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