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By KG Newman

For breakfast I smooch my newborn

seventeen times. Lunch is a hug

with my son. For pre-dinner

I take my daughter to coffee,

hold my coffee. I’m more

of a water guy. Mix it

with the formula. Power the dam

that powers our house, where

I walk through on quiet afternoons,

just before school’s out, before

daycare expires forever, turning on

lights in all the bedrooms.


About the Writer

KG Newman is a sportswriter who covers the Broncos and Rockies for The Denver Post. His first four collections of poems are available on Amazon and he has been published in scores of literary journals worldwide. The Arizona State University alum is on Twitter @KyleNewmanDP and more info and writing can be found at He is the poetry editor of Hidden Peak Press and he lives in Hidden Village, Colorado, with his wife and three kids.

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