“Sentimental Moment or Why Did the Baguette Cross the Road?” by Robert Hershon
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High Schools, Hosted by Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2001-2003
Sentimental Moment or Why Did the Baguette Cross the Road?
Don't fill up on bread I say absent-mindedly The servings here are huge My son, whose hair may be receding a bit, says Did you really just say that to me? What he doesn't know is that when we're walking together, when we get to the curb I sometimes start to reach for his hand
from Poetry Northwest, Volume XLI, No. 3,
Poetry Daily, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Copyright 2001 by Robert Hershon.
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Reprinted by permission of Poetry Daily from Poetry Northwest, Volume XLI, No. 3, Autumn 2000. Copyright 1993 by Robert Hershon. For further permissions information, contact Poetry Northwest, Editor David Wagoner, Box 354330, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, www.washington.edu
About the Poet
Robert Hershon is the author of thirteen poetry collections, including Goldfish and Rose (Hang Loose Press, 2013).
Learn more about Robert Hershon at The Poetry Foundation.