Gary L. Lark | The Sun Magazine

Gary L. Lark

Gary L. Lark has been a carpenter, a janitor, a salesman, and a librarian — a children’s librarian for eleven years and a prison librarian for two. His latest book of poetry is Men at the Gates (Finishing Line Press). He lives with his wife in Coos Bay, Oregon.

— From November 2008

Somewhere In His Eyes

Somewhere in his eyes I see the five-year-old that he once was. I see him in the back of a kindergarten class, pacing, unable to sit down. I see him at home, leaning on the arm of a chair as his daddy blows marijuana smoke into his nostrils. Later he staggers around the room, making the grown-ups laugh.

November 2008
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