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The City of Tacoma and Puget Sound Poetry Presents

The Distinguished Writer Series

July 8th , 2016  7:00 p.m.

Kings Bookstore, 218 St. Helens, Tacoma WA

Emma Bach, Featured Reader

If at first you don't succeed, 

try doing it the way Mom told you to in the beginning.

Emma Bach is a sophomore at Wilson High School. She is a lover of poetry, music, long walks on the beach, and cuddling by the fire.


The couch still smells of you

It’s been twelve hours and still

I can see the outline of your body

Head up, shoulders back, and proud

Sketching circles

For some useless lesson

Your tongue moving over the dip in a spoon

That no longer has peanut butter on it

Your index finger scratching a banana peel

I would have thrown away

You always hold onto things

A second too long