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Thursday, January 28, 2021


by Gil Hoy

A young boy 
was still growing. 
Still learning 
whether he’d be happy
or he’d be sad. 
Early one morning,
his mother was slowly 
backing the family car 
out of the driveway. 
She began chanting:
“I love life, 
I love people,
I love the earth.”
While tapping her foot
and gently honking 
the car horn.

Gil Hoy is a Boston poet, nominated for a Best of the Net award in 2020, who studied poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program. Hoy's poetry has previously appeared in The New Verse News, Best Poetry Online, Muddy River Poetry Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, Rusty Truck, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, The Penmen Review, Misfit Magazine, Rat’s Ass Review, Chiron Review, and elsewhere. Hoy previously received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms and is a semi-retired personal injury lawyer.